Cigarette smoke extract-induced suppression of caspase-3-like activity impairs human neutrophil phagocytosis.


Neutrophils are the primary inflammatory cell in smokers' lungs, but little is known about the ability of cigarette smoke to modulate neutrophil function. Neutrophils undergo caspase-3-dependent spontaneous, as well as phagocytosis-induced, apoptosis. This study investigated the ability of cigarette smoke extract (CSE) to alter neutrophil caspase-3 activity… (More)


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