Proteostasis-imbalance and pathogenesis of chronic obstructive lung diseases

Neeraj Vij

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The environmental, genetic or age-related changes in protein homeostasis or "proteostasis" can potentially induce chronic inflammatory signaling, oxidative stress and/or apoptosis in the airway. Although the functions of apoptosis, oxidative stress and inflammatory signaling in chronic obstructive lung diseases are well described, the critical role of the unfolded protein response (UPR)-proteostasis mechanisms mediating the initiation of chronic or fatal pathophysiology is just emerging. In this thematic issue, we focus on novel proteostasis mechanisms that initiate or exaggerate immunopathogenesis of chronic obstructive lung disease(s).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)805-806
Number of pages2
JournalCurrent Molecular Medicine
Issue number7
StatePublished - Aug 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Medicine


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