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Alpha-1 Research Registry


Address

c/o Medical University of South Carolina
96 Jonathan Lucas St., Suite 812-CSB, MSC 630
Charleston, SC 29425-6300 USA

Phone

8437920260

Fax

8437920297

800 Number

8778862383

Email Address

alphaone@musc.edu

Description

The Alpha-1 Research Registry (A1RR) is a confidential database of individuals diagnosed with, or identified as carriers of, alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency. Low levels of a protein called alpha-1-antitrypsin which is found in the blood and protects the lungs so that they can work normally characterize this hereditary disorder. When the level of this protein is deficient, the lungs may be damaged, and breathing may be affected. The registry was established in 1997 by the Alpha-1 Foundation to facilitate research toward improved treatment and, ultimately, a cure for this disorder. It is located at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.

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