[The role of leukotrienes in inflammation and leukotriene inhibitors].

  title={[The role of leukotrienes in inflammation and leukotriene inhibitors].},
  author={Maciej Kupczyk and Piotr Kuna},
  journal={Polski merkuriusz lekarski : organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego},
  volume={7 39},
Over recent years it has become widely accepted that asthma is a chronic persistent inflammatory condition regulated by a variety of inflammatory cells and mediators such as leukotrienes. It has been shown that there are increased levels of cysteinyl leukotrienes in biological fluids from patient with chronic asthma and in acute bronchospasm experimentally induced by allergen or other stimuli. The evidence suggests that blocking the formation or action of cysteinyl leukotrienes may be benefit… CONTINUE READING