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The FMS-like tyrosine kinase-3 ligand/lung dendritic cell axis contributes to regulation of pulmonary fibrosis
  1. Meritxell Tort Tarrés1,
  2. Franziska Aschenbrenner1,
  3. Regina Maus1,
  4. Jennifer Stolper1,
  5. Lisanne Schuette1,
  6. Lars Knudsen2,3,
  7. Elena Lopez Rodriguez2,
  8. Danny Jonigk3,4,
  9. Mark Philipp Kühnel4,
  10. David DeLuca3,
  11. Antje Prasse5,
  12. Tobias Welte3,5,
  13. Jack Gauldie6,
  14. Martin RJ Kolb7,
  15. Ulrich A Maus1,3
  1. 1 Department of Experimental Pneumology, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
  2. 2 Institute of Functional and Applied Anatomy, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
  3. 3 German Center for Lung Research, Partner site BREATH (Biomedical research in endstage and obstructive lung disease Hannover), Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
  4. 4 Institute of Pathology, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
  5. 5 Clinic of Pneumology, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
  6. 6 Department of Pathology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  7. 7 Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  1. Correspondence to Professor Ulrich A Maus, Department of Experimental Pneumology, Hannover Medical School, Hannover 30625, Germany; Maus.Ulrich{at}MH-Hannover.de

Footnotes

  • MRK and UAM are joint senior authors.

  • Contributors MTT carried out experiments, analysed the data and wrote the manuscript; FA, RM, JS, LS, LK, ELR and MK carried out experiments, DJ and DSD analysed the data, AP, TW, JG, MK and UAM designed the study, analysed the data and wrote the manuscript.

  • Funding The current study was financially supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research in support of the German Center for Lung Research, partner site Breath (Biomedical Research in Endstage and Obstructive Lung Disease Hannover).

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

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

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Footnotes

  • MRK and UAM are joint senior authors.

  • Contributors MTT carried out experiments, analysed the data and wrote the manuscript; FA, RM, JS, LS, LK, ELR and MK carried out experiments, DJ and DSD analysed the data, AP, TW, JG, MK and UAM designed the study, analysed the data and wrote the manuscript.

  • Funding The current study was financially supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research in support of the German Center for Lung Research, partner site Breath (Biomedical Research in Endstage and Obstructive Lung Disease Hannover).

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

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

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