T cells and eosinophils cooperate in the induction of bronchial epithelial cell apoptosis in asthma


Trautmann A., Schmid-Grendelmeier P., Kruger K., Crameri R., Akdis M., Akkaya A., ...More

JOURNAL OF ALLERGY AND CLINICAL IMMUNOLOGY, vol.109, no.2, pp.329-337, 2002 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

Abstract

Background: Asthma is an inflammatory airway disease associated with an infiltration of T cells and eosinophils, increased levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines, and shedding of bronchial epithelial cells (ECs).