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 Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, November 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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