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A Self-Propagating Matrix Metalloprotease-9 (MMP-9) Dependent Cycle of Chronic Neutrophilic Inflammation

  • Xin Xu,

    Affiliations: Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America, Gregory Fleming James CF Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

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  • Patricia L. Jackson,

    Affiliations: Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America, Gregory Fleming James CF Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

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  • Scott Tanner,

    Affiliation: Department of Pathology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

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  • Matthew T. Hardison,

    Affiliation: Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

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  • Mojtaba Abdul Roda,

    Affiliation: Division of Pharmacology and Pathophysiology, Utrecht Institute for Pharmaceutical Sciences, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands

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  • James Edwin Blalock,

    Affiliations: Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America, Gregory Fleming James CF Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

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  • Amit Gaggar mail

    agaggar@uab.edu

    Affiliations: Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America, Gregory Fleming James CF Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America, Pulmonary Service, Birmingham VA Medical Center, Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

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  • Published: January 13, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0015781

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