IL-25 as a novel therapeutic target in nasal polyps of patients with chronic rhinosinusitis.

BACKGROUND Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) with nasal polyps (NPs) in Western populations is associated with TH2 cytokine polarization. IL-25, an IL-17 family cytokine, was recently reported to induce TH2-type immune responses and to contribute to several allergic diseases, such as atopic dermatitis and asthma. However, the role of IL-25 in Asian patients with… (More)