Chapter 93. Epithelial Control Over Smooth-Muscle Responsiveness

  1. William W. Busse MD1 and
  2. Stephen T. Holgate BSc, MD, FRCP2
  1. Gert Folkerts and
  2. Frans P. Nijkamp

Published Online: 16 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470694923.ch23

Asthma and Rhinitis, Second Edition

Asthma and Rhinitis, Second Edition

How to Cite

Folkerts, G. and Nijkamp, F. P. (2000) Epithelial Control Over Smooth-Muscle Responsiveness, in Asthma and Rhinitis, Second Edition (eds W. W. Busse and S. T. Holgate), Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470694923.ch23

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Professor of Medicine Head, Clinical Immunology, University of Wisconsin-Madison Medical School, Department of Medicine, Madison Wisconsin, USA

  2. 2

    Clinical Professor of Immuno-Pharmacology, Medical Specialties, Southampton General Hospital, Youthampton, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2000

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632041756

Online ISBN: 9780470694923

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Keywords:

  • smooth-muscle responsiveness;
  • forced expiratory volume;
  • acetylcholine;
  • guanylate cyclase;
  • phosphodiesterase

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Release of Epithelium-Derived Relaxing Factors

  • Prostaglandin E, as an Epithelium-Derived Relaxing Factor

  • Nitric Oxide as an Epithelium-Derived Relaxing Factor

  • Epithelium-Derived Relaxing Factors in Animal Models of Asthma

  • Tachyphylaxis and Epithelium-Derived Relaxing Factors

  • Interaction Between Epithelium-Derived Relaxing Factors

  • References