Interleukin-18 expression in cystic fibrosis lungs.

  title={Interleukin-18 expression in cystic fibrosis lungs.},
  author={Edward D. Chan and H O Choi and Carlyne Cool and Frank Accurso and Giamila Fantuzzi},
  volume={121 3 Suppl},
susceptible populations to environmental exposures, we are developing a gene expression database for a rat cardiopulmonary disease model exposed to air pollutants. The spontaneously hypertensive (SH) rat with underlying cardiovascular and pulmonary disease risk is being utilized toward these efforts. SH rats with polygenic traits toward hypertension exhibit similar heritable risk factors that are found in patients with COPD. We have shown that SH rats are more susceptible to lung injury… CONTINUE READING