TITLE

Location location, location: microlocalisation of inflammatory cells and airways dysfunction

AUTHOR(S)
Brightling, C. E.; Pavord, I. D.
PUB. DATE
September 2004
SOURCE
Thorax;Sep2004, Vol. 59 Issue 9, p734
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the role of microlocalisation of inflammatory and structural cells in the pathogenesis of asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD) and cough. Activation of the inflammatory cells within the airway smooth muscle bundle would be predicted to have important consequences on airway smooth muscle function. The recognition of the importance of microlocalisation is not confined to inflammatory cells and airway smooth muscle cells, but is probably equally critical in interactions with other structural cells such as the epithelium, fibroblasts, mucosal glands, and nerve cells.
ACCESSION #
14642427

 

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