Modulation of IL-8 and RANTES release in human conjunctival epithelial cells: primary cells and cell line compared and contrasted.

@article{Smit2003ModulationOI,
  title={Modulation of IL-8 and RANTES release in human conjunctival epithelial cells: primary cells and cell line compared and contrasted.},
  author={Eefke E Smit and Sharon K Sra and Laura R Grabowski and Sherry L Ward and Stefan D Trocm{\'e}},
  journal={Cornea},
  year={2003},
  volume={22 4},
  pages={332-7}
}
PURPOSE Recent research indicates that epithelial cells of the ocular surface can contribute to the allergic reaction by the release of inflammatory and/or chemotactic mediators. In this study, the role of two inflammatory mediators, previously identified in the tear film of ocular allergy subjects, TNF-alpha and IFN-gamma, were evaluated for their effect on the release of two chemotactic mediators, IL-8 and RANTES, from cultured human conjunctival epithelial cells. METHODS Human conjunctival… CONTINUE READING

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