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|☑ MPhil/PhD||☒ MRes[Med]||☒ URIS|
The endothelium plays an important role in the regulation of vascular function. Its dysfunction leads to increased vascular permeability and inflammatory responses, thus contributing to the cytokine storm during viral infection. The research project will examine the effects of viral proteins on the characteristics and functions of vascular cells, Experiments will be performed on cultured cells, isolated arterial tissues and in animals, measuring the inflammatory responses, vascular tone as well as the expressions/activities of various signalling molecules.
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