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Molecular Phenotypes for Cystic Fibrosis Lung Disease

2014-08-27 03:13:59 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this study is to develop an integrated view of molecular mechanisms underlying CF lung disease severity.

Description

BACKGROUND:

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a recessive genetic disorder caused by mutations in CF transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene. CF has multi-organ involvement, but respiratory disease is the major cause of morbidity and mortality. The median age of survival in CF is only 37 years, but there is a broad range of disease severity in the lung, even among patients with identical CFTR genotypes, including ΔF508 homozygotes.

DESIGN NARRATIVE:

This project holds great promise for defining a robust molecular phenotype for CF lung disease, which relates to prognosis, and new targets for therapy. By using a large and well-defined population of ΔF508 homozygotes who also have whole genome SNP data, and by studying gene expression across the whole transcriptome in a large number of samples of two relevant tissues (respiratory epithelium and transformed lymphocytes), we will be uniquely positioned to develop an integrated view of molecular mechanisms underlying CF lung disease severity.

Study Design

Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective

Conditions

Cystic Fibrosis

Location

Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore
Maryland
United States
21205

Status

Recruiting

Source

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:13:59-0400

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