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Air Pollution Particle Effects on Human Antimycobacterial Immunity (MexAir)

Project Objectives

This study is to examine the effects of PM2.5 on innate and adaptive antimycobacterial (anti-Mycobacterium tuberculosis, M.tb) immune mechanisms in primary bronchoalveolar cells from M.tb-exposed and unexposed human subjects. The goal is to assess the effects of urban air pollution on human antimicrobial immunity against communicable respiratory diseases. Given the wide geographical scales for both air pollution and Mycobacterium tuberculosis infections, new knowledge to be gained from this project will have significant global health implications.

Faculty

Department & School


Nicholas School of the Environment

Locations

Sponsors

  • NIH-National Institute on Environmental Health Sciences

Project Status

Ongoing

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