Stefano Guerra, MD, PhD, MPH

Stefano Guerra, MD, PhD, MPH

The University of Arizona Health Sciences Center

Research Project:
Pilot Study on Club Cell Secretory Protein (CC16) in the ALA Lung Health Cohort

Grant Awarded:

  • ACRC Pilot Grant

Research Topics:

  • biomarkers
  • epidemiology

Research Disease:

  • COPD

Club cell secretory protein (CC16) is a protein that is mainly produced in the lung and has important anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties, i.e., it protects the airways from infections and exaggerated inflammation. While high levels of CC16 in blood have been associated with protection from accelerated decline of lung function in mid- to late adult life, whether in young adults CC16 is associated with lung function and with small airway abnormalities assessed by CT measurements remains unknown. In this context, This study will use the unique phenotypic characterization and large biorepository of the American Lung Association Lung Health Cohort Research Study to begin to address these questions.

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