IL-17A is essential to the development of elastase-induced pulmonary inflammation and emphysema in mice

Published on Jan 20, 2013in Respiratory Research3.924
· DOI :10.1186/1465-9921-14-5
Etsuko Kurimoto6
Estimated H-index: 6
(Okayama University),
Nobuaki Miyahara33
Estimated H-index: 33
(Okayama University)
+ 10 AuthorsMitsune Tanimoto68
Estimated H-index: 68
(Okayama University)
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Abstract
Background Pulmonary emphysema is characterized by alveolar destruction and persistent inflammation of the airways. Although IL-17A contributes to many chronic inflammatory diseases, it’s role in the inflammatory response of elastase-induced emphysema remains unclear.
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