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Primary human airway epithelial cells: We have collected and banked cells from normal subjects and patients with asthma and COPD. We are able to provide these types of cells:

  • Tracheobronchial epithelial cells
  • Small (distal) airway epithelial cells
  • Bronchial epithelial cells (from brushings)
  • Nasal epithelial cells (from brushings)

Transgenic and knockout mice: SPLUNC1, conditional knockout of immunoproteasome.

Human and mouse precision-cut lung slices: We help investigators in lung inflation, tissue cutting using a vibratome, and culture of lung slices.

Tobacco smoke and electronic cigarette smoke exposures in airway epithelial cells and lung slices: We culture human and mouse proximal and distal airway epithelial cells at air-liquid interface and expose them to tobacco smoke and electronic cigarettes.