Cigarette smoke increases BLT2 receptor functions in bronchial epithelial cells: in vitro and ex vivo evidence.

@article{Pace2013CigaretteSI,
  title={Cigarette smoke increases BLT2 receptor functions in bronchial epithelial cells: in vitro and ex vivo evidence.},
  author={Elisabetta Pace and Maria Rosaria Ferraro and Serena Di Vincenzo and Andreina Bruno and Antonino Giarratano and Valeria Scafidi and Luana Lipari and Denise Valentina Di Benedetto and Serafina Sciarrino and Mark Gjomarkaj},
  journal={Immunology},
  year={2013},
  volume={139 2},
  pages={245-55}
}
Leukotriene B(4) (LTB(4)) is a neutrophil chemotactic molecule with important involvement in the inflammatory responses of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Airway epithelium is emerging as a regulator of innate immune responses to a variety of insults including cigarette smoke, the major risk factor for COPD. In this study we have explored whether cigarette smoke extracts (CSE) or soluble mediators present in distal lung fluid samples (mini-bronchoalveolar lavages) from smokers… CONTINUE READING

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