Macrophage Rac2 Is Required to Reduce the Severity of Cigarette Smoke-induced Pneumonia

Jennifer L Larson-Casey, Linlin Gu, Patricia L Jackson, David E Briles, Joanetha Y Hale, J Edwin Blalock, J Michael Wells, Jessy S Deshane, Yong Wang, Dana Davis, Veena B Antony, Adriana V.F. Massicano, Suzanne E Lapi, A. Brent Carter
  • American Review of Respiratory Disease, June 2018, American Thoracic Society
  • DOI: 10.1164/rccm.201712-2388oc

What is it about?

Cigarette smoking increases the risk of lung infections. We show that a heavy metal, cadmium, in cigarettes reduces the ability of a defense-fighting cell to limit the severity of lung infections.

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