Chapter 11. The Airway Smooth Muscle in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

  1. Kian Fan Chung
  1. Maria B. Sukkar1 and
  2. Kian Fan Chung2

Published Online: 4 JUN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470754221.ch11

Airway Smooth Muscle in Asthma and COPD: Biology and Pharmacology

Airway Smooth Muscle in Asthma and COPD: Biology and Pharmacology

How to Cite

Sukkar, M. B. and Chung, K. F. (2008) The Airway Smooth Muscle in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), in Airway Smooth Muscle in Asthma and COPD: Biology and Pharmacology (ed K. F. Chung), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470754221.ch11

Editor Information

  1. Airway Disease Section, National Heart & Lung Institute, Imperial College London, Dovehouse Street, London SW3 6LY, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Airway Disease Section, National Heart & Lung Institute, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, London SW3 6LY, UK

  2. 2

    Airway Disease Section, National Heart & Lung Institute, Imperial College London, Dovehouse Street, London SW3 6LY, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 JUN 2008
  2. Published Print: 18 APR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470060667

Online ISBN: 9780470754221

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Keywords:

  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and airway smooth muscle (ASM);
  • Global Initiative on Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD);
  • COPD - chronic bronchitis and emphysema;
  • COPD extracellular matrix changes;
  • COPD mechanisms;
  • deep inspiration airway narrowing protection;
  • ASM cells and tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase (TIMP);
  • ‘lung structure maintenance programme’ (LSMP) VEGF

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Definition and assessment of COPD

  • Pathological features of COPD

  • COPD mechanisms

  • Conclusion

  • References