Key mediators in the immunopathogenesis of allergic asthma

Sannette Hall, Devendra K. Agrawal

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Abstract

Asthma is described as a chronic inflammatory disorder of the conducting airways. It is characterized by reversible airway obstruction, eosinophil and Th2 infiltration, airway hyper-responsiveness and airway remodeling. Our findings to date have largely been dependent on work done using animal models, which have been instrumental in broadening our understanding of the mechanism of the disease. However, using animals to model a uniquely human disease is not without its drawbacks. This review aims to examine some of the key mediators and cells of allergic asthma learned from animal models and shed some light on emerging mediators in the pathogenesis allergic airway inflammation in acute and chronic asthma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)316-329
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Immunopharmacology
Volume23
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Immunology
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Pharmacology

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