Asthma and natural killer T cells

Davies, H. E.
June 2006
Thorax;Jun2006, Vol. 61 Issue 6, p544
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the study about the role of invariant natural killer T cells in asthma. There were 25 patients recruited, 14 patients have moderately severe asthma, 5 with sarcoidosis, and 6 controls. It was found out there was an increased bronchoalveolar lavage lymphocyte counts with predominant CD4+ expression in both patients with asthma and those with sarcoidosis. The invariant natural killer T cells were seen in those with asthma (mean 63 percent) than sarcoidosis (mean 1 percent).


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