Transforming growth factor-beta in allergic inflammatory disease of the upper airways: friend or foe?

Abstract

TGF-beta is a multi-functional cytokine with a huge array of effects on a variety of cell types. It is rapidly emerging as a key major player in the way the airway epithelium behaves and its ability to repair itself. This is not only of relevance to allergic airway diseases such as asthma and allergic rhinitis, which are increasing in prevalence worldwide… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2222.2009.03239.x

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