Selective induction of eotaxin release by interleukin-13 or interleukin-4 in human airway smooth muscle cells is synergistic with interleukin-1beta and is mediated by the interleukin-4 receptor alpha-chain.

@article{Hirst2002SelectiveIO,
  title={Selective induction of eotaxin release by interleukin-13 or interleukin-4 in human airway smooth muscle cells is synergistic with interleukin-1beta and is mediated by the interleukin-4 receptor alpha-chain.},
  author={Stuart J. Hirst and Matthew P Hallsworth and Qi Peng and Tak Hong Lee},
  journal={American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={165 8},
  pages={1161-71}
}
The biologic activities of interleukin (IL)-13 and IL-4 often overlap, and evidence supports their importance in atopic disease and airways hyperresponsiveness. Here, their capacity to release eosinophil-activating cytokines was examined in cultured human airway smooth muscle. IL-13 and IL-4 induced selective release of eotaxin with no effect on granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor, regulated upon activation, normal T-cell expressed and secreted (RANTES), or IL-8. A profound… CONTINUE READING