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A Polymorphism* in the 5' flanking region of the CD14 gene is associated with circulating soluble CD14 levels and with total serum immunoglobulin E.
It is concluded that CD14/-159 plays a significant role in regulating serum sCD14 levels and total serum IgE levels.
Regulation of immunological homeostasis in the respiratory tract
It is becoming clear that the immune system has evolved a range of specific mechanisms to deal with the unique problems encountered in this specialized microenvironment.
Role of Respiratory Viruses in Acute Upper and Lower Respiratory Tract Illness in the First Year of Life: A Birth Cohort Study
Rhinoviruses are the major upper and lower respiratory pathogens in the first year of life in infants, and this community-based birth cohort study prospectively collected detailed information on all ARI contracted by 263 infants from birth until 1 year of age.
Phenotypic, functional, and plasticity features of classical and alternatively activated human macrophages.
P phenotypic identification of human M1 and M2 macrophages, their functional characteristics, and their ability to be reprogrammed given the appropriate stimuli are reported.
After asthma: redefining airways diseases
Resting Respiratory Tract Dendritic Cells Preferentially Stimulate T Helper Cell Type 2 (Th2) Responses and Require Obligatory Cytokine Signals for Induction of  Th1 Immunity
The results suggest that the observed Th2 polarity of the resting mucosal immune system may be an inherent property of the resident DC population, and furthermore that mobilization of Th1 immunity relies absolutely on the provision of appropriate microenvironmental costimuli.