Mediators of Inflammation / 2013 / Article / Fig 1

Clinical Study

Influence of Age, Past Smoking, and Disease Severity on TLR2, Neutrophilic Inflammation, and MMP-9 Levels in COPD

Figure 1

Analysis of the effect of age on markers of neutrophilic inflammation. This analysis used healthy never-smoking controls comparing younger (<55 years of age) with older (>55 years of age) controls. (a) Neutrophil number ×104/mL, (b) CXCL8 protein ng/mL, (c) MMP-9 protein ng/mL, (d) NE protein ng/mL, (e) TLR2 gene expression, and (f) soluble TLR2 ng/mL.

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