Antioxidant Treatment To Block Lung Inflammation Caused By Cigarette Smoke
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Tomás A. Santa-Coloma is the director of the National Scientific and Technical Research Council BIOMED - Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas. His primary research areas include gene expression, cloning, cancer biology, RNA and molecular biology.

                       

Antioxidant Treatment To Block Lung Inflammation Caused By Cigarette Smoke

Smoking is a harmful addiction responsible for several lung pathologies caused by toxicity of the cigarette smoke. One of them is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), characterized by a chronic cough, respiratory secretions, and progressive dyspnea and fibrosis, produced by chronic exposure of susceptible individuals to cigarette smoke (CS).  In addition to cigarette smoke, other factors such as high exposure to dust, chemicals, and genetic factors could promote COPD. Although of a different etiology, COPD and Cystic Fibrosis (CF) share similar...

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