Epithelia cells as regulators of airway inflammation.

  title={Epithelia cells as regulators of airway inflammation.},
  author={Antonio Polito and David Proud},
  journal={The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology},
  volume={102 5},
The past decade has seen major advances in our understanding of the metabolic and biochemical functions of the epithelial cell. As a result, the traditional view of the epithelium as a relatively passive physical barrier to the internal environment has been superseded by the concept that the epithelial plays a key role in regulating airway inflammation. The epithelial cell experts this modulatory effect in several ways. Epithelial cells can function maintain mucosal integrity and to modulate… CONTINUE READING