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The Molecular Targets and Therapeutic Uses of Curcumin in Health and Disease

Volume 595 of the series ADVANCES IN EXPERIMENTAL MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY pp 379-405

PROTECTION FROM ACUTE AND CHRONIC LUNG DISEASES BY CURCUMIN

  • Narayanan Venkatesan
  • , Durairaj Punithavathi
  • , Mary Babu

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Abstract

The aim of this review has been to describe the current state of the therapeutic potential of curcumin in acute and chronic lung injuries. Occupational and environmental exposures to mineral dusts, airborne pollutants, cigarette smoke, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy injure the lungs, resulting in acute and chronic inflammatory lung diseases.