Salbutamol modulates the balance of Th1 and Th2 cytokines by mononuclear cells from allergic asthmatics.

BACKGROUND There is evidence that excessive use of inhalational beta(2)-agonists induces the deterioration of asthma. Although the exact mechanism of this remains to be elucidated, overuse of beta(2)-agonists may impair the Th1/Th2 balance in asthmatic airways. The aim of the present study was to evaluate whether salbutamol, a representative inhalational… CONTINUE READING