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Cigarette smoke and platelet-activating factor receptor dependent adhesion of Streptococcus pneumoniae to lower airway cells
  1. Jonathan Grigg1,
  2. Haydn Walters2,
  3. Sukhwinder Singh Sohal2,
  4. Richard Wood-Baker2,
  5. David W Reid2,
  6. Cang-Bao Xu3,
  7. Lars Edvinsson3,
  8. Mathieu C Morissette4,
  9. Martin R Stämpfli4,
  10. Michael Kirwan1,
  11. Lee Koh1,
  12. Reetika Suri1,
  13. Naseem Mushtaq1
  1. 1Centre for Paediatrics, Blizard Institute, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, London, UK
  2. 2NHMRC National Centre for Research Excellence in Chronic Respiratory Disease, Menzies Research Institute, Hobart, Australia
  3. 3Division of Experimental Vascular Research, Institute of Clinical Science in Lund, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
  4. 4Departments of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster Immunology Research Centre, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  1. Correspondence to Professor Jonathan Grigg, Blizard Institute, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary, University of London, 4 Newark Street, London E1 2AT, UK; j.grigg{at}qmul.ac.uk

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  • Funding This work was supported by the Barts and the London Charity, and grants from the Swedish Research Council (number 05958), and the Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation, and NHMRC Australia.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Ethics approval Human Research Ethics Committee (Tasmania) Network (approval number: H0007017).

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement Raw data will be provided on request.

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  • Funding This work was supported by the Barts and the London Charity, and grants from the Swedish Research Council (number 05958), and the Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation, and NHMRC Australia.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Ethics approval Human Research Ethics Committee (Tasmania) Network (approval number: H0007017).

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement Raw data will be provided on request.

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