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Figure 8

From: The influence of nicotine on granulocytic differentiation – Inhibition of the oxidative burst and bacterial killing and increased matrix metalloproteinase-9 release

Figure 8

Tobacco smoking increases the in vivo MMP-9 burden. Total MMP-9 concentrations in the serum of smokers (n = 19) and non-smokers (n = 20) matched for age and gender were measured by ELISA. Circulating total MMP-9 concentrations are significantly increased in smokers compared to non-smokers (* p < 0.05). Error bars represent the interquartile range.

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