Zinc and zinc transporters in macrophages and their roles in efferocytosis in COPD.

Our previous studies have shown that nutritional zinc restriction exacerbates airway inflammation accompanied by an increase in caspase-3 activation and an accumulation of apoptotic epithelial cells in the bronchioles of the mice. Normally, apoptotic cells are rapidly cleared by macrophage efferocyt...

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Main Authors: Rhys Hamon, Claire C Homan, Hai B Tran, Violet R Mukaro, Susan E Lester, Eugene Roscioli, Mariea D Bosco, Chiara M Murgia, Margaret Leigh Ackland, Hubertus P Jersmann, Carol Lang, Peter D Zalewski, Sandra J Hodge
Format: Article
Published: Public Library of Science (PLoS) 2014-01-01
Series:PLoS ONE
Online Access:http://europepmc.org/articles/PMC4211649?pdf=render