S100A8/A9, HMGB1 and their common receptors in the pathophysiology of human chronic airway inflammation

01 March 2013 → 31 December 2017
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Otorhinolaryngology
    • Otorhinolaryngology
    • Speech, language and hearing sciences
    • Otorhinolaryngology
High Mobility Group Box 1 (HMGB1) nasal polyps chronic rhinusinusitis Receptor for Advanced Glycation End products (RAGE) S100A8/A9 proteins
Project description

Chronic rhinosinusitis is a heterogenous group of chronic airways diseases that display a high comorbidity with asthma. Evidence has accumulated showing that S100A8/A9 proteins and HMGB1 can regulate the function of immune cells and modulate inflammatory responses via RAGE and TLRs. With this project we aim to investigate the contribution of these molecules in the pathology and persistence of inflammation in human upper airway conditions which remains unexplored.