Praveen Mannam, MBBS, MS

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary)

Research Organizations

Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine

Mannam Lab

Office of Cooperative Research

Extensive Research Description

Sepsis is a leading cause of acute lung injury. Sepsis-induced lung injury leads to numerous intensive care units admissions with high mortality and morbidity. Although the outlook has improved with better clinical care there is a need for more research to develop targeted biologic therapies. Endothelial activation and oxidant injury are key events in the pathogenesis of sepsis-induced lung injury. The signaling pathways leading to these events remain poorly defined and are an important area of study. We are investigating the role of MKK3, a mitogen-activated protein kinase signaling molecule, in the pathogenesis of sepsis-induced lung injury. We have recently identified an important role for a novel oxidant-generating enzyme NADPH oxidase 3 (Nox3) in lung and endothelial oxidant generation. Our overall goal is to examine the role of MKK3 in sepsis-induced lung injury and to identify the mechanisms whereby endothelial MKK3 regulates the oxidant milieu. We propose to determine the role of the MKK3 signaling pathway and what we believe to be a novel oxidant pathway, Nox3, in modulating LPS-induced endothelial and tissue injury. Collectively, these insights may lead to new endothelial targeted therapeutic approaches to sepsis-induced lung injury.

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Contact Info

Praveen Mannam, MBBS, MS
Patient Care Location
Yale Pulmonary & Critical Care MedicineYale-New Haven Hospital
20 York Street

New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
PO Box 208057
300 Cedar Street

New Haven, CT 06520-8057

The Mannam Lab