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Article title: Bacterial extracellular vesicles isolated from organic dust induce neutrophilic inflammation in the lung

Authors: Velmurugan Meganathan, Regina Moyana, Kartiga Natarajan, Weshely Kujur, Shilpa Kusampudi, Sachin Mulik, Vijay Boggaram

From the authors: “In summary, our studies have found that poultry organic dust contains bacteria-derived [extracellular vesicles] that promoted inflammatory responses in lung epithelial and THP-1 cells in vitro and in mouse lungs.” 

This study is highlighted as one of December’s "best of the best" as part of the American Physiological Society's APSselect program.