Chronic exacerbation of equine heaves is associated with an increased expression of interleukin-17 mRNA in bronchoalveolar lavage cells.

@article{Debrue2005ChronicEO,
  title={Chronic exacerbation of equine heaves is associated with an increased expression of interleukin-17 mRNA in bronchoalveolar lavage cells.},
  author={Marie Debrue and E Adela A Hamilton and Philippe Joubert and St{\'e}phane Lajoie-Kadoch and Jean-Pierre Lavoie},
  journal={Veterinary immunology and immunopathology},
  year={2005},
  volume={105 1-2},
  pages={25-31}
}
Recent finding suggests that T-cells may be involved in the pathogenesis of heaves in horses. However, little is known concerning their possible contribution to pulmonary neutrophilia, a characteristic finding in heaves. Interleukin (IL)-17 is a cytokine secreted by activated T-cells that indirectly promotes the maturation, chemotaxis and activation of… CONTINUE READING