About The Author

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