Acute effects of tobacco smoke on human airway dendritic cells in vivo.

@article{Lommatzsch2010AcuteEO,
  title={Acute effects of tobacco smoke on human airway dendritic cells in vivo.},
  author={Marek Lommatzsch and K Bratke and Thomas Knappe and Andrea Bier and Katharina Dreschler and Michael Kuepper and Paul Stoll and Peter Julius and Johann Christian Virchow},
  journal={The European respiratory journal},
  year={2010},
  volume={35 5},
  pages={1130-6}
}
Airway dendritic cells (DCs) play a key role in smoke-related lung diseases; however, the acute effects of tobacco smoke on human airway DCs in vivo are unknown. A total of 16 smokers underwent bronchoalveolar lavage at two time-points: directly after a 4-h period of nonsmoking (no smoke exposure); and directly after a 4-h period during which eight… CONTINUE READING