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Title: Is airway smooth muscle the "missing link" modulating airway inflammation in asthma?
Authors: Tliba, O
Amrani, Y
Panettieri, RA
First Published: Jan-2008
Citation: CHEST, 2008, 133 (1), pp. 236-242
Abstract: Airway smooth muscle (ASM) plays a central role in regulating bronchomotor tone in patients with asthma. New evidence, however, suggests that ASM may also orchestrate and perpetuate airway inflammation by promoting the recruitment, activation, and trafficking of inflammatory cells in the airways. This review addresses the immunomodulatory function of ASM and highlights how such function may have therapeutic implications in the management of asthma.
DOI Link: 10.1378/chest.07-0262
ISSN: 0012-3692
Type: Journal Article
Appears in Collections:Published Articles, Dept. of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation

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