Increased hypodense eosinophils after activation with PAF-acether and calcium ionophore in asthmatic subjects.

Abstract

Eosinophils play a major role in the pathogenesis of bronchial asthma. In this study, we examined the density characteristics of blood eosinophils from 9 normal healthy individuals and 9 allergic asthmatic patients. Furthermore, the effect of platelet-activating factor, a potent mediator of inflammation, and calcium ionophore, A23187, on the density of… (More)

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