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Flipping the kill switch

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Science Translational Medicine  21 Jun 2017:
Vol. 9, Issue 395, eaan6192
DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.aan6192

Abstract

Alveolar macrophages display an impairment in delayed bacterial killing in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) that may contribute to an increased susceptibility to bacterial infection.

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