Thymic stromal lymphopoietin stimulates the formation of eosinophil extracellular traps.

@article{Morshed2012ThymicSL,
  title={Thymic stromal lymphopoietin stimulates the formation of eosinophil extracellular traps.},
  author={Mahbubul Morshed and Shida Yousefi and Christina Stoeckle and Hans-Uwe Simon and Dagmar Simon},
  journal={Allergy},
  year={2012},
  volume={67 9},
  pages={1127-37}
}
BACKGROUND Thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP) that is released by epithelial cells upon certain environmental triggers activates cells of the innate and adaptive immune system resulting in a preferential T helper 2 immune response. By releasing eosinophil extracellular traps (EETs), eosinophils achieve an efficient extracellular bacterial killing. Eosinophil extracellular traps release, however, has been observed in both infectious and noninfectious eosinophilic diseases. Here, we aim to… CONTINUE READING