Project

Structural and functional analysis of lymphatic vessel hyperplasia in bronchial asthma

Duration
01 October 2012 → 30 June 2013
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Immunology
    • Immunology
    • Immunology
Keywords
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.