Characterising the harmful effects of urokinase in asthma

Grant number: 1022048 | Funding period: 2012 - 2015



The scarring of airway tissue in asthma increases the difficulty of breathing. There is no effective treatment for airway scarring in severe asthma. This study looks at how proteins involved in dissolving blood clots influence wound healing and scarring in the airways. A better understanding of airway tissue scarring will lead to possible treatments for more serious forms of asthma which remain a major health and economic burden to our community.

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