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Genetic Susceptibility to Pulmonary Toxicity of Inhaled Carbon Nanotubes (Resubmission)

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Award date: 
Jun 4, 2013
Award amount: 
$100,000
Organization name: 
East Carolina University
Principal Investigator: 
Walters, Dianne M.
Grant program category: 
Research and Equipment Support
Grant program name: 
Biotechnology Research Grant
Region: 
Eastern

Carbon nanotubes (CNT) are widely used in nanobiotechnology, but may present health risks, especially in susceptible individuals. This study will use inhalation exposure of CNT at occupationally relevant levels to determine appropriate mouse models, and identify susceptibility genes involved in CNT-induced lung disease that may be investigated as therapeutic targets.

Fiscal year: 
2013