This webinar from our Regional & Affinity Group series is brought to you by the BSI West of Scotland Immunology Group. Dr Adam Bryne will present this session on 'The role of airway macrophage ontogeny and metabolism during chronic lung disease' on Tuesday 18 May from 11:00 to 11:45 BST.
Speaker: Dr Adam Byrne, Senior Lecturer in Chronic Lung Disease, Imperial College London
A key function of the pulmonary tract is the ability to maintain immune tolerance despite continuous exposure to inhaled antigens. In particular, pulmonary macrophage populations are key sentinels of lung homeostasis. Airway macrophages (AMs) reside in the airways and maintain immune tolerance despite continuous exposure to inhaled antigens. My work aims to explore key molecular mechanisms and pathways that dictate AM responses during chronic lung disease. In this talk, I will focus on the role of AM origins and metabolism in asthma and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), a devastating disease with limited therapeutic options.
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