Peripheral Blood Lymphocyte Activation and RANTES Levels in Asthma


Erten G. , Muesellim B., Tutluoglu B., Gemicioglu B. , Deniz G.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, cilt.38, ss.531-536, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 38 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.531-536

Özet

Aim: Bronchial mucosal inflammation is one of the major characteristics of atopic asthma. Th2 activation and the related cytokine profile, eosinophil activation and infiltration play the main role in the pathogenesis of atopic asthma. The aim of this study was to demonstrate the activation and RANTES (regulated on activation, normal T-cell expressed and presumably secreted) expression of peripheral blood lymphocytes of non-atopic and atopic asthmatic patients.