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Sputum and bronchial submucosal IL-13 expression in asthma and eosinophilic bronchitis.

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BACKGROUND: Nonasthmatic eosinophilic bronchitis is a condition characterized by the presence of eosinophilic airway inflammation in the absence of airflow obstruction or airway hyperresponsiveness. In asthma, the T H 2-type cytokine IL-13 has been implicated in the development of airway inflammation and hyperresponsiveness. Whether the expression of IL-13 is different between these 2 conditions is unknown. OBJECTIVE: We sought to investigate whether IL-13 expression is increased in asthma c...

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10.1016/j.jaci.2004.08.032

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Journal:
Journal of allergy and clinical immunology More from this journal
Volume:
114
Issue:
5
Pages:
1106-1109
Publication date:
2004-11-01
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EISSN:
1097-6825
ISSN:
0091-6749
Language:
English
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435329
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2013-11-16

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