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Qing Lu

Qing Lu

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Research)

Department: Bio Med Medicine

Phone: +1 401 273 7100

Email: Qing_Lu@Brown.EDU

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Location:

PVD VA Medical Center, Providence, RI; 401-273-7100 ext: 3865 (office), 3645 (lab)

Research Summary

Abnormal lung vascular endothelial cell apoptosis leads to severe lung diseases, such as emphysema and pulmonary hypertension. Research is to understand the regulation of lung endothelial apoptosis, particularly by transforming growth factor-beta1 signaling, and its role in the pathogenesis of cigarette smoke-induced emphysema, utilizing in vitro and in vivo approaches.

Past or Present Projects Available:

TGF-beta1 regulation of pulmonary endothelial apoptosis; The Effect of BKca Channel Activation on Endothelial Cell Membrane Potential, No Production, and Intracellular Calcium in Hypoxia