Cellular and molecular mechanisms of asthma and COPD.

  title={Cellular and molecular mechanisms of asthma and COPD.},
  author={Peter J Barnes},
  journal={Clinical science},
  volume={131 13},
Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) both cause airway obstruction and are associated with chronic inflammation of the airways. However, the nature and sites of the inflammation differ between these diseases, resulting in different pathology, clinical manifestations and response to therapy. In this review, the inflammatory and cellular… CONTINUE READING