Targeting the defective airway macrophage function in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): a new therapeutic approach [ 2016 - 2018 ]

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Researchers: Prof Sandra Hodge (Principal investigator) ,  Prof Paul Reynolds

Brief description COPD/emphysema is smoking-related, incurable and a leading cause of death. New treatments are urgently needed. We have reported that airway phagocyte dysfunction and inflammation in COPD or smoke-exposed mice can be improved by novel treatments including lectins and macrolide antibiotics. We now show that these effects can be greatly improved by low-dose aspirin. We will further investigate these therapies and also novel antibiotics that have been modified to lose their anti-bacterial activity

Funding Amount $AUD 731,974.51

Funding Scheme Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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