Dissecting the contribution of IL-17-producing γδ T cells to the pathogenesis of airway diseases

  • Hibbs, Margaret (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Anderson, Gary P. (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Description

Airway diseases such as severe steroid-refractory asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are an enormous worldwide burden and have a huge public health impact. Approved drugs for these two diseases provide symptomatic relief but they do not halt the disease process, and curative therapy remains elusive. We have discovered a possible cause of chronic bronchitis, and using advanced techniques we are now probing for ways to turn this discovery into an effective treatment option.
Short titleγδ T cells in airway diseases
StatusActive
Effective start/end date1/01/1831/12/20

Funding

  • National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC): AUD724,428.00