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Reticular basement membrane in asthma and COPD: Similar thickness, yet different composition

By Jeroen JW Liesker, Nick H Ten Hacken, Mieke Zeinstra-Smith, Steven R Rutgers, Dirkje S Postma and Wim Timens
Topics: Original Research
Publisher: Dove Medical Press
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