Role of interleukin-17F in chronic inflammatory and allergic lung disease.

@article{Hizawa2006RoleOI,
  title={Role of interleukin-17F in chronic inflammatory and allergic lung disease.},
  author={Nobuyuki Hizawa and Mio Kawaguchi and S-K Huang and Masaharu Nishimura},
  journal={Clinical and experimental allergy : journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology},
  year={2006},
  volume={36 9},
  pages={1109-14}
}
IL-17 family members belong to a distinct category of cytokines that coordinate local tissue inflammation by inducing the release of pro-inflammatory and neutrophil-mobilizing cytokines. The importance of the IL-17 family in inflammatory and autoimmune disease is becoming increasingly apparent. IL-17F is a recently discovered member of the IL-17 family that has a number of biological activities through induction of various cytokines, chemokines, and mediators. IL-17A, the founding member of the… CONTINUE READING