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Extramural Research

Mechanisms of Particulate-Induced Allergic Asthma

EPA Grant Number: R832139C003
Subproject: this is subproject number 003 , established and managed by the Center Director under grant R832139
(EPA does not fund or establish subprojects; EPA awards and manages the overall grant for this center).

Center: Johns Hopkins Center for Childhood Asthma in the Urban Environment
Center Director: Breysse, Patrick
Title: Mechanisms of Particulate-Induced Allergic Asthma
Investigators: Wills-Karp, Marsha
Institution: Johns Hopkins University
EPA Project Officer: Callan, Richard
Project Period: November 1, 2003 through October 31, 2008 (Extended to October 31, 2010)
RFA: Centers for Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research (2003)
Research Category: Children's Health , Health Effects

Description:

Objective:

The objectives of this research project are to: (1) establish a causal relationship between particulate matter (PM) exposure and asthma morbidity; and (2) determine the mechanisms by which PM elicits these effects.

Publications and Presentations:

Publications have been submitted on this subproject: View all 18 publications for this subprojectView all 113 publications for this center

Journal Articles:

Journal Articles have been submitted on this subproject: View all 18 journal articles for this subprojectView all 110 journal articles for this center

Supplemental Keywords:

particulate matter, PM, airway hyperresponsiveness, AHR, asthma, complement factor 3, C3, children’s health, Baltimore,, RFA, Health, Scientific Discipline, Air, Geographic Area, HUMAN HEALTH, particulate matter, Health Risk Assessment, State, Allergens/Asthma, Health Effects, asthma, asthma triggers, children's health, air toxics, exposure, air pollution, children, airborne pollutants, human exposure, Maryland (MD), air pollutant, PM, allergens

Progress and Final Reports:
2004 Progress Report
2005 Progress Report
2006 Progress Report
2007 Progress Report
Final Report


Main Center Abstract and Reports:
R832139    Johns Hopkins Center for Childhood Asthma in the Urban Environment

Subprojects under this Center: (EPA does not fund or establish subprojects; EPA awards and manages the overall grant for this center).
R832139C001 The Epidemiology of Susceptibility to Airborne Particulates and Allergens to Asthma in African Americans
R832139C002 A Randomized Controlled Trial of Behavior Changes in Home Exposure Control
R832139C003 Mechanisms of Particulate-Induced Allergic Asthma
R832139C004 Dendritic Cell Activation by Particulate Matter and Allergen

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