Alveolar macrophage accessory cell function in bronchial asthma.

  title={Alveolar macrophage accessory cell function in bronchial asthma.},
  author={Vanya A. Gant and M G Cluzel and Z Shakoor and Patricia Rees and Tak Hong Lee and Anne S. Hamblin},
  journal={The American review of respiratory disease},
  volume={146 4},
The capacity of peripheral blood monocytes and alveolar macrophages (AM) obtained by bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) to present recall antigens, namely, tuberculin purified protein derivative (PPD) or streptokinase-streptodornase (SKSD), to highly purified autologous T-cells has been studied in 11 asthmatic and 11 healthy, nonatopic normal subjects. In the… CONTINUE READING