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Research Article

NGF Is an Essential Survival Factor for Bronchial Epithelial Cells during Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection

  • Sreekumar Othumpangat,

    Affiliation: Department of Pediatrics and Pediatric Research Institute, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, West Virginia, United States of America

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  • Laura F. Gibson,

    Affiliations: Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, West Virginia, United States of America, Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Cell Biology, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, West Virginia, United States of America

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  • Lennie Samsell,

    Affiliation: Department of Pediatrics and Pediatric Research Institute, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, West Virginia, United States of America

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  • Giovanni Piedimonte mail

    gpiedimonte@hsc.wvu.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Pediatrics and Pediatric Research Institute, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, West Virginia, United States of America

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  • Published: July 31, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0006444

About the Authors

Sreekumar Othumpangat, Lennie Samsell, Giovanni Piedimonte
Department of Pediatrics and Pediatric Research Institute, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, West Virginia, United States of America
Laura F. Gibson
Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, West Virginia, United States of America
Laura F. Gibson
Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Cell Biology, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, West Virginia, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: gpiedimonte@hsc.wvu.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SO LFG GP. Performed the experiments: SO LS. Analyzed the data: SO GP. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SO LFG GP. Wrote the paper: SO LFG GP.