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  • Bacterial protein fragment kills lung cells in pulmonary fibrosis, study finds

    Lung tissue from mice with pulmonary fibrosis that were infected with corisin-secreting bacteria showed signs of acute exacerbation and lung tissue death.

    Lung tissue from mice with pulmonary fibrosis that were infected with corisin-secreting bacteria showed signs of acute exacerbation and lung tissue death.

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  • Editor’s notes: To reach Isaac Cann, call (217) 333-2090; email icann@illinois.edu. To reach Esteban Gabazza, email gabazza@doc.medic.mie-u.ac.jp.

    The paper “A Staphylococcus pro-apoptotic peptide induces acute exacerbation of pulmonary fibrosis” is available online. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-020-15344-3