Interaction of tgf-beta with immune cells in airway disease.

  title={Interaction of tgf-beta with immune cells in airway disease.},
  author={Benjamin Moore and Richard F. Murphy and Devendra K Agrawal},
  journal={Current molecular medicine},
  volume={8 5},
Asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), and cystic fibrosis (CF), chronic diseases of the airways, are characterized by symptoms such as inflammation of the lung tissue, mucus hypersecretion, constriction of the airways, and excessive fibrosis of airway tissue. Transforming growth factor (TGF)-beta, a cytokine that affects many different cell processes, has an important role in the lungs of patients with some of these chronic airway diseases, especially with respect to airway… CONTINUE READING
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