EFFECTS OF TH-2 TYPE CYTOKINES ON HUMAN AIRWAY EPITHELIAL CELLS: INTERLEUKINS-4, −5, AND −13

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Department of Medical Cell Biology, Uppsala University, Box 571, 751 23 Uppsala, Sweden. Fax +46-18-551120. E-mail: anne-jacqueline.relova@medcellbiol.uu.se

Abstract

Proliferation and death of airway epithelial cells may be of importance in the pathogenesis of asthma. T-helper (Th)-2 response interleukins (IL)-4, −5, and −13 have the ability to induce proliferation of airway epithelial cells.

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