Chapter 50. Dendritic Cells in Asthma

  1. PD. Dr. Manfred B. Lutz1,
  2. Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Romani2 and
  3. Prof. Dr. Alexander Steinkasserer1
  1. Hamida Hammad and
  2. Bart N. Lambrecht

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9783527619696.ch50

Handbook of Dendritic Cells: Biology, Diseases, and Therapies

Handbook of Dendritic Cells: Biology, Diseases, and Therapies

How to Cite

Hammad, H. and Lambrecht, B. N. (2006) Dendritic Cells in Asthma, in Handbook of Dendritic Cells: Biology, Diseases, and Therapies (eds M. B. Lutz, N. Romani and A. Steinkasserer), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527619696.ch50

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Department of Dermatology, University Hospital of Erlangen, Hartmannstr. 14, 91052 Erlangen, Germany

  2. 2

    Department of Dermatology, Innsbruck Medical University, Anichstrasse 35, 6020 Innsbruck, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 6 FEB 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527311095

Online ISBN: 9783527619696



  • allergic asthma;
  • airways;
  • dendritic cells;
  • antigen;
  • inflammation


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Asthma as a Th2 Driven Disorder

  • Lung Dendritic Cell Subsets

  • Function of Lung Dendritic Cells in Primary Immune Responses to Inhaled Antigen and Sensitization to Inhaled Allergen

  • Is Tolerance Induction in the Lung a Property of Specialized Dendritic Cell Subsets?

  • Accumulation of Mature Dendritic Cells in Ongoing Asthmatic Inflammation

  • Direct Proof for a Functional Role for Dendritic Cells in Stimulating Effector Th2 Responses

  • Determinants of Dendritic Cell Driven Th2 Responses in Asthma

  • Dendritic Cells in Human Asthma

  • Conclusion