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Killed by leukocytes that don't know when to leave

Nature Immunology volume 3, pages 337338 (2002) | Download Citation

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Patients with severe asthma accumulate inflammatory cells in their airway walls. Studies with MMP2-deficient mice now show that an inability of these cells to egress from the lung can be fatal.

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  1. Lung Biology Center, Box 0854, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA. deans@itsa.ucsf.edu

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