Structural and functional analysis of lymphatic vessel hyperplasia in bronchial asthma

01 October 2012 → 30 June 2013
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Immunology
    • Immunology
    • Immunology
bronchial asthma lymphangiogenesis inflammation
Project description

Bronchial asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the airways which is increasingly observed in developed countries. Asthma is associated with airway remodeling including the induction of lymph vessels. We want to elucidate the mechanisms of asthma-associated lymphangiogenesis and the functional consequences for the disease pathogenesis. Together, these experiments will help to understand how these processes can be therapeutically modulated.