The purpose of this study is to evaluate specific alterations in immune cell mechanisms related to neutrophil function as detected by PI3Kdelta-dependent changes in messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) extracted from induced sputum in patients experiencing an exacerbation of COPD, with or without treatment with GSK2269557. The efficacy of treatment with GSK2269557 will also be measured using functional respiratory imaging (FRI) and spirometry. This is a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group study. The study consisted of Screening Phase (up to 3 days prior to Day 1), Treatment Phase (Days 1 to 84) and Follow phase (7 to 14 days after last dose). The total duration of the study is 13-14 weeks including the screening visit.
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