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Project: The role of the dendritic cell in the pathogenesis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

project duration
01-JAN-03 – 31-DEC-06
abstract
The hypothesis will be tested that chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is the consequence of an innate immune response of the lung toward inhaled noxious particles and gases. The dendritic cell plays a role in this pulmonary immune response towards cigarette smoke.