Alpha-1 Foundation DNA and Tissue Bank


DNA and Tissue Bank

The Alpha-1 Foundation DNA and Tissue Bank, is an invaluable resource for scientists interested in researching alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency.

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The Alpha-1 Foundation DNA and Tissue Bank, established in 2000 by the Alpha-1 Foundation, is a repository for clinical data and tissue samples for alpha-1-antitrypsin deficient individuals and their families .

The bank is funded by a grant from Fundacion Leopoldo Fernandes Pujals as a part of a matching grant initiative with the State of Florida. Tissue is housed at the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL under the supervision of  Principal Investigator  Mark Brantly, MD. The Alpha-1 Foundation has established a Tissue Bank Advisory Committee which includes a wide representation of physicians, ethicists, attorneys, and international experts in tissue banking. Collectively this Advisory Committee reviews requests for research. At this time the Bank has over 2500 members who have provided valuable medical and/or tissue samples.


Interested Investigators

Investigators interested in obtaining tissue samples with phenotypes from the bank, please complete a contact form and we will get back to you with instructions.

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Donor Information

The current focus for the bank lies in identifying more individuals with rare/null mutations. Qualifying individuals are referred to the bank after preliminary testing. Please select from the options below.