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Interleukin-13 Promotes Susceptibility to Chlamydial Infection of the Respiratory and Genital Tracts

  • Kelly L. Asquith equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Kelly L. Asquith, Jay C. Horvat, Philip M. Hansbro, Paul S. Foster

    Affiliation: Centre for Asthma and Respiratory Disease and Hunter Medical Research Institute, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia

    These authors are co-first authors on this work.

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  • Jay C. Horvat equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Kelly L. Asquith, Jay C. Horvat, Philip M. Hansbro, Paul S. Foster

    Affiliation: Centre for Asthma and Respiratory Disease and Hunter Medical Research Institute, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia

    These authors are co-first authors on this work.

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  • Gerard E. Kaiko,

    Affiliation: Centre for Asthma and Respiratory Disease and Hunter Medical Research Institute, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia

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  • Alison J. Carey,

    Affiliation: Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Australia

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  • Kenneth W. Beagley,

    Affiliation: Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Australia

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  • Philip M. Hansbro equal contributor mail,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Kelly L. Asquith, Jay C. Horvat, Philip M. Hansbro, Paul S. Foster

    Paul.foster@newcastle.edu.au (PSF); Philip.hansbro@newcastle.edu.au (PMH)

    Affiliation: Centre for Asthma and Respiratory Disease and Hunter Medical Research Institute, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia

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  • Paul S. Foster equal contributor mail

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Kelly L. Asquith, Jay C. Horvat, Philip M. Hansbro, Paul S. Foster

    Paul.foster@newcastle.edu.au (PSF); Philip.hansbro@newcastle.edu.au (PMH)

    Affiliation: Centre for Asthma and Respiratory Disease and Hunter Medical Research Institute, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia

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  • Published: May 05, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1001339

About the Authors

Kelly L. Asquith, Jay C. Horvat, Gerard E. Kaiko, Philip M. Hansbro, Paul S. Foster
Centre for Asthma and Respiratory Disease and Hunter Medical Research Institute, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia
Alison J. Carey, Kenneth W. Beagley
Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Australia

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: KLA JCH GEK PMH PSF. Performed the experiments: KLA JCH. Analyzed the data: KLA JCH. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: KLA JCH AJC KWB PMH PSF. Wrote the paper: KLA JCH PMH PSF.