My prior years of collaborative experience in the laboratory of Dr. Jack Elias and Dr. Chun Geun Lee have included studies focused on the pathogenesis of cigarette-smoke (CS) -induced lung diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), wherein we demonstrated that the IL-18 system plays an important role in the pathogenesis of CS-induced emphysematous lung destruction.
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- Mitochondrial dysfunction and mitophagy in COPD
- NLRX1-inhibiting-MAVS-dependent inflammasome in COPD and Cs- and virus-associated disorders
- Role(s) of Interleukin-18 in pulmonary inflammation and tissue remodeling responses