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The Dose-Response Association between Nitrogen Dioxide Exposure and Serum Interleukin-6 Concentrations

Jennifer L Perret, Gayan Bowatte, Caroline J Lodge, Luke D Knibbs, Lyle C Gurrin, Rangi Kandane-Rathnayake, David P Johns, Adrian J Lowe, John A Burgess, Bruce R Thompson, Paul S Thomas, Richard Wood-Baker, Stephen Morrison, Graham G Giles, Guy Marks, James Markos, Mimi LK Tang, Michael J Abramson, E Haydn Walters, Melanie C Matheson Show all

International Journal of Molecular Sciences | MDPI | Published : 2017


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (HMRC) of Australia

Funding Acknowledgements

We acknowledge the Tasmanian Longitudinal Health Study (TAHS) participants and previous investigators, Heather Gibson, Bryan Gandevia, Harold Silverstone and Norelle Lickiss. We thank the TAHS investigators who are not co-authors of this manuscript, Mark Jenkins, John L. Hopper and Iain Feather, for their assistance including obtaining funds and data collection. We acknowledge Julie Simpson for her statistical advice; the respiratory scientists who collected data in the lung function laboratories of Tasmania, Victoria, Queensland and New South Wales; the research interviewers and data entry operators; and the organizational roles of Cathryn May and Desiree Meszaros. Finally, we recognize the Archives Office of Tasmania for providing data from the 1968 and 1974 TAHS questionnaires and copies of the school medical records. This study was supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council (HMRC) of Australia, research grant 299901; the University of Melbourne; Clifford Craig Foundation; the Victorian, Queensland and Tasmanian Asthma Foundations; the Royal Hobart Hospital; Helen MacPherson Smith Trust; GlaxoSmithKline; and John L. Hopper. Shyamali C. Dharmage, Melanie C. Matheson, Adrian J. Lowe, E. Haydn Walters, John A. Burgess and John L. Hopper are supported by the NHMRC of Australia. Jennifer L Perret and Gayan Bowatte are supported by the Center for Air quality and health Research evaluation (CAR), which is also funded by the NHMRC of Australia. The funding agencies had no direct role in the conduct of the study, the collection, management, statistical analysis, and interpretation of the data, preparation, or approval of the manuscript. This manuscript was a commissioned article for the special edition, "Inhaled Pollutants Modulate Respiratory and Systemic Diseases".