Bronchial epithelial damage after a half-marathon in nonasthmatic amateur runners.

  title={Bronchial epithelial damage after a half-marathon in nonasthmatic amateur runners.},
  author={Laura Chimenti and Giuseppe Morici and Alessandra Patern{\'o} and Roberta Santagata and Anna Bonanno and Mirella Profita and Loredana Riccobono and Vincenzo Bellia and Maria R Bonsignore},
  journal={American journal of physiology. Lung cellular and molecular physiology},
  volume={298 6},
High neutrophil counts in induced sputum have been found in nonasthmatic amateur runners at rest and after a marathon, but the pathogenesis of airway neutrophilia in athletes is still poorly understood. Bronchial epithelial damage may occur during intense exercise, as suggested by investigations conducted in endurance-trained mice and competitive human athletes studied under resting conditions. To gain further information on airway changes acutely induced by exercise, airway cell composition… CONTINUE READING

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