The inflammatory theory of asthma.


In summary, these observations suggest a model for asthma which is summarized in Table III. Initially, mast cells and possibly other bronchial cells, e.g., alveolar macrophages, are activated either in an IgE-dependent or, in intrinsic asthma, in an IgE-independent fashion. These cells release two sets of mediators which may be either preformed or newly… (More)


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@article{Borish1987TheIT, title={The inflammatory theory of asthma.}, author={Larry C Borish}, journal={Immunological investigations}, year={1987}, volume={16 6}, pages={501-32} }