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The role of chitin, chitinases, and chitinase-like proteins in pediatric lung diseases

Overview of attention for article published in Molecular and Cellular Pediatrics, February 2015
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Title
The role of chitin, chitinases, and chitinase-like proteins in pediatric lung diseases
Published in
Molecular and Cellular Pediatrics, February 2015
DOI 10.1186/s40348-015-0014-6
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Authors

Ines Mack, Andreas Hector, Marlene Ballbach, Julius Kohlhäufl, Katharina J Fuchs, Alexander Weber, Marcus A Mall, Dominik Hartl

Abstract

Chitin, after cellulose, the second most abundant biopolymer on earth, is a key component of insects, fungi, and house-dust mites. Lower life forms are endowed with chitinases to defend themselves against chitin-bearing pathogens. Unexpectedly, humans were also found to express chitinases as well as chitinase-like proteins that modulate immune responses. Particularly, increased levels of the chitinase-like protein YKL-40 have been associated with severe asthma, cystic fibrosis, and other inflammatory disease conditions. Here, we summarize and discuss the potential role of chitin, chitinases, and chitinase-like proteins in pediatric lung diseases.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Sweden 1 1%
Unknown 68 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 16 23%
Researcher 14 20%
Student > Bachelor 8 12%
Student > Postgraduate 7 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 7%
Other 11 16%
Unknown 8 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 21 30%
Medicine and Dentistry 12 17%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 12 17%
Immunology and Microbiology 7 10%
Chemistry 3 4%
Other 5 7%
Unknown 9 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 22 November 2018.
All research outputs
#4,427,351
of 14,821,238 outputs
Outputs from Molecular and Cellular Pediatrics
#15
of 62 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#86,116
of 284,210 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Molecular and Cellular Pediatrics
#3
of 11 outputs
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