Bronchial epithelial cells of patients with asthma release chemoattractant factors for T lymphocytes.

Abstract

BACKGROUND T lymphocytes may orchestrate the inflammatory response in atopic asthma, but the mechanisms that promote T-cell accumulation in asthmatic airways are still unclear. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that bronchial epithelial cells of patients with atopic asthma release chemoattractant factors for T lymphocytes. METHODS Sixteen patients… (More)

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