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Investigating the effects of macrolides on excessive synthesis and secretion of airway mucins using novel ex vivo and in vivo approaches [ 2018 - 2020 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/1143496]

Researchers: A/Pr Peter Henry (Principal investigator) ,  A/Pr Alexander Larcombe

Brief description Many people have difficulty breathing because the airway tubes that move air in and out of their lungs are blocked by excessive amounts of sticky mucus. Our project will use new techniques developed in our laboratories to investigate whether a group of medicines called “macrolides” can prevent the excessive production and release of mucus in the airways, and thus be beneficial in treating asthma, and potentially other lung diseases.

Funding Amount $AUD 528,112.50

Funding Scheme Project Grants

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