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Superfund Research Program

Heavy Metal Induced Airway Remodeling and COPD

Project Leader: Veena Antony
Co-Investigators: Mohammad Athar, Fu Jun Li, Ranu Surolia, Hitesh Batra
Grant Number: P42ES027723
Funding Period: 2020-2025
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  • 329 - Protein Provides Insight into Respiratory Toxicity of Cadmium -- Antony
    Release Date: 05/04/2022

    A protein called fibrinogen can be an indicator of cadmium exposure in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a study led by Veena Antony, M.D., director of the NIEHS Superfund Research Program (SRP) Center at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. COPD stems from thickening of airways in the lungs, resulting in shortness of breath and persistent coughing.

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