Beta2 adrenergic receptors in asthma: A current perspective

  title={Beta2 adrenergic receptors in asthma: A current perspective},
  author={Tony R. Bai},
The role of the ß2-adrenergic receptor in both the pathogenesis and treatment of asthma has been a subject of intense speculation and investigation for 25 years. The physiological effects of endogenous circulating catecholamines and exogenous adrenergic agonists in the lung are mediated by the ß2-adrenergic receptor, which is present on a variety of cell types. Documented effects of ß2-adrenergic receptor activation in the human lung include smooth muscle relaxation, inhibition of acetylcholine… CONTINUE READING
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