Role of oxygen radicals on bronchial asthma.

  title={Role of oxygen radicals on bronchial asthma.},
  author={Takao Fujisawa},
  journal={Current drug targets. Inflammation and allergy},
  volume={4 4},
  • Takao Fujisawa
  • Published in Current drug targets. Inflammation and allergy 2005
Bronchial asthma is an inflammatory disorder characterized by recruitment and activation of various inflammatory cells including eosinophils and T cells in the airway mucosa. Oxygen radicals are produced by inflammatory cells in the airways and/or inhaled directly from environmental air. There is ample evidence that oxygen radical production is increased in asthma and is closely related to the pathogenesis and that exogenous oxidants such as cigarette smoke and ozone directly cause asthma… CONTINUE READING
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