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A local circadian clock calls time on lung inflammation

Inflammatory diseases typically display circadian variation in symptom severity. A new study in mice shows how a pulmonary epithelial cell clock controls neutrophil recruitment to the lungs and provides insight into interactions between local and systemic circadian clocks.

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Figure 1: The pulmonary clock and inflammatory responses.

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Thompson, A., Walmsley, S. & Whyte, M. A local circadian clock calls time on lung inflammation. Nat Med 20, 809–811 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1038/nm.3649

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