Neutrophils and Eosinophils: Clinical Implications of their Appearance, Presence and Disappearance in Asthma and COPD

Author(s): A. P. Watt, B. C. Schock, M. Ennis

Journal Name: Current Drug Targets - Inflammation & Allergy
Continued as Inflammation & Allergy - Drug Targets

Volume 4 , Issue 4 , 2005


Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are common chronic disorders. Traditionally, asthma has been associated with an eosinophilic inflammation and COPD with neutrophilic inflammation. In this review we will highlight the maturation, recruitment, activation, action and apoptosis of these cells. In addition we will focus on the evidence for their presence in disease and suggest potential new therapeutic interventions.

Keywords: asthma, copd, eosinophils, neutrophils

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Year: 2005
Page: [415 - 423]
Pages: 9
DOI: 10.2174/1568010054526313
Price: $65

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