The Expression of IL-6, TNF-α, and MCP-1 in Respiratory Viral Infection in Acute Exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

@inproceedings{Zheng2017TheEO,
  title={The Expression of IL-6, TNF-α, and MCP-1 in Respiratory Viral Infection in Acute Exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease},
  author={Jingtong Zheng and Yue Shi and Lingxin Xiong and Weijie Zhang and Ying Xian Li and Peter G Gibson and Jodie L Simpson and Chao Zhang and Junying Lu and Jingying Sai and Guoqiang Wang and Fang Wang},
  booktitle={Journal of immunology research},
  year={2017}
}
Viral infection is a common trigger for acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD). The aim of this study is to investigate the expression of cytokines in AECOPD. Patients with AECOPD requiring hospitalization were recruited. Meanwhile healthy volunteers of similar age that accepted routine check-ups and showed no clinical symptoms of inflammatory diseases were also recruited. Induced sputum and serum were collected. Induced sputum of participants was processed and… CONTINUE READING