It is important to keep an eye out for Alpha-1 Antitrypsin deficiency. The lack of Alpha-1 Antitrypsin can lead to long lasting lung damage.

This art project illustrates how this deficiency affects alveoli.

This project is also a memorial for my grandmother who passed away from lung complications from this genetic disorder.

I tried adding a video but I do not believe it worked. I added a link if it does not work.

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  1. Alpha-1 Antitrypsin is a protein synthesized by the liver that protects healthy tissue from elastase. The project shows how the alveoli are affected by a deficiency of the protein discussed.

    Alicia Smoke

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