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Painkillers caught in blood-cell trafficking

Haematopoietic stem and progenitor cells move from the bone marrow into the circulation to replenish normal blood-cell levels. Inhibiting a prostaglandin-mediated signalling pathway may promote this process. See Letter p.365

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Figure 1: NSAIDs are gatekeepers of the haematopoietic microenvironment.

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Butler, J., Rafii, S. Painkillers caught in blood-cell trafficking. Nature 495, 317–318 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature12085

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