Diminished airway macrophage expression of the Axl receptor tyrosine kinase is associated with defective efferocytosis in asthma.

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  • External authors:
  • Aleksander M Grabiec
  • Nicholas Denny
  • John Doherty
  • Kaisa E Happonen
  • Emma Connolly
  • Mark E Fife
  • Toshifumi Fujimori
  • Naoya Fujino
  • Susan Holden
  • Gael Gioan-Tavernier
  • Rajesh Shah
  • Björn Dahlbäck
  • Stephen Fowler
  • Angela Simpson
  • Tracy Hussell


The apoptotic cell recognition receptor Axl is highly expressed on human airway/alveolar macrophages, its expression is driven by the lung microenvironment and is significantly reduced in asthma, which may explain defects in apoptotic cell clearance

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Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Early online date12 Apr 2017
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 12 Apr 2017

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