Funding for this research was provided by:
KU Leuven (C24/15/030)
FP7 Ideas: European Research Council (603038)
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Received: 29 September 2017
Accepted: 27 April 2018
First Online: 11 May 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This study was approved by the local Ethics Committee (Medical Ethics Board of University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium; ML6385). According to Belgian law, organs from prospective donors, which are of insufficient quality for LTx and have been conclusively declined by the transplant surgeon, can be used for research purposes. All LTx patients gave written informed consent to use their lungs for research purposes.
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