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Welcome to the Patty Lee Lab

My laboratory investigates mechanisms of lung injury and cytoprotection during oxidant stress. Specifically, we have focused on the lung endothelium as a central mediator of lung injury and repair responses. We identified the importance of the stress-response protein heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) and its gaseous reaction product, carbon monoxide (CO), in resisting oxidant-induced endothelial cell death via mitochondrial pathways.
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