Dr. Michael Daines awarded $ 1.8 million by NIH to study Alternaria Proteases and Protease Defenses in Asthma

Thursday, January 26, 2012

 Dr. Michael Daines, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University Of Arizona College Of Medicine has been awarded $ 1.8 million by the NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to study the role of Alternaria Proteases and Protease Defenses in Asthma.

Alternaria is a protease containing allergic pathogen central to the development of allergic asthma. This study will investigates the interaction of Alternaria proteases with the host protease defenses in the pathogenesis of asthma. The results may lead to both primary prevention of asthma and novel asthma treatment options.

Dr. Daine's (mdaines@arc.arizona.edu) collaborators on this grant are Drs. Scott Boitano, Serrine Lau and Barry Pryor.