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Cell-associated bacteria in the human lung microbiome

Overview of attention for article published in Microbiome, August 2014
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1 Facebook page
1 Google+ user


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Cell-associated bacteria in the human lung microbiome
Published in
Microbiome, August 2014
DOI 10.1186/2049-2618-2-28
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Robert P Dickson, John R Erb-Downward, Hallie C Prescott, Fernando J Martinez, Jeffrey L Curtis, Vibha N Lama, Gary B Huffnagle


Recent studies have revealed that bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid contains previously unappreciated communities of bacteria. In vitro and in vivo studies have shown that host inflammatory signals prompt bacteria to disperse from cell-associated biofilms and adopt a virulent free-living phenotype. The proportion of the lung microbiota that is cell-associated is unknown.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 4 3%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Unknown 125 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 33 25%
Researcher 33 25%
Student > Master 11 8%
Student > Bachelor 9 7%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 6%
Other 27 21%
Unknown 10 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 43 33%
Medicine and Dentistry 28 21%
Immunology and Microbiology 16 12%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 15 11%
Chemistry 4 3%
Other 8 6%
Unknown 17 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. 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 11 September 2014.
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