Airway macrophages from patients with asthma do not proliferate.

  title={Airway macrophages from patients with asthma do not proliferate.},
  author={Pascal Chanez and Philippe Vago and Pascal Demoly and L Cornillac and Philippe P Godard and Jean Paul Bureau and François B. Michel and Jean Bousquet},
  journal={The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology},
  volume={92 6},
BACKGROUND Macrophages are involved in asthma, but their pulmonary turnover is unknown. We compared the ability of bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) and bronchial macrophages to proliferate in normal subjects and patients with asthma. METHODS BAL cells from eight patients with asthma and eight normal volunteers were separated with a discontinuous Percoll… CONTINUE READING