TITLE

Host-pathogen interaction in the lung

PUB. DATE
December 2004
SOURCE
Thorax;Dec2004 Supplement, Vol. 59, p16
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Abstract
ABSTRACT
This article presents abstracts of several medical studies conducted in the field of host-pathogen interaction in lungs. In one study it was hypothesised that asthmatic bronchial epithelial cells (BEC) would have a deficient type I interferon response to infection with RV-16 and this would relate to increased susceptibility to infection. BEC were obtained by bronchial brushings from subjects with asthma and healthy non-atopic controls and grown to confluence. The study suggested a novel use for type I interferons in the treatment or prevention of virus-induced asthma exacerbations.
ACCESSION #
17564507

 

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