Interaction of the lung microbiome with airway epithelial and immune cells

Project Details


Allergic asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease triggered by inhaled allergens and other environmental factors. In asthmatic patients, chronicity is characterized by airway inflammation and epithelial alterations. Several studies have already explored the link between immune cells and neurotrophic factors in the case of asthma and it turns out that Neurturin (NRTN), which is a member of the glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) family, has beneficial effects on the inflammatory response and is involved in epithelial-mesenchymal interactions.
As NRTN receptors are expressed on several immune cells and lung epithelial cells, and respiratory and gut microbiomes are both playing a role in asthma, the objective of the project is to study the interactions between epithelial cells, immune cells and the microbiome in the context of allergic airway inflammation
Effective start/end date1/01/1931/12/22


  • FNR - Fonds National de la Recherche: €164,632.00


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