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Apoptosis Is Essential for Neutrophil Functional Shutdown and Determines Tissue Damage in Experimental Pneumococcal Meningitis

  • Uwe Koedel equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Uwe Koedel, Tobias Frankenberg

    Affiliation: Department of Neurology, Clinic of the University of Munich, Munich, Germany

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  • Tobias Frankenberg equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Uwe Koedel, Tobias Frankenberg

    Affiliation: Institute for Medical Microbiology, Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany

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  • Susanne Kirschnek,

    Affiliation: Institute for Medical Microbiology, Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany

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  • Bianca Obermaier,

    Affiliation: Department of Neurology, Clinic of the University of Munich, Munich, Germany

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  • Hans Häcker,

    Affiliation: Department of Infectious Diseases, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America

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  • Robert Paul,

    Affiliation: Department of Neurology, Clinic of the University of Munich, Munich, Germany

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  • Georg Häcker mail

    hacker@lrz.tum.de

    Affiliation: Institute for Medical Microbiology, Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany

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  • Published: May 29, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1000461

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