By Robert W. Wilmott, Thomas F. Boat, Andrew Bush, Victor Chernick, Robin R Deterding, Felix Ratjen
Kendig, Chernick’s problems of the respiration Tract in young ones is the definitive clinical reference publication that will help you confront serious demanding situations utilizing the most recent wisdom and methods. You’ll get the cutting-edge solutions you must supply the easiest care to younger patients.
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CCL5 IL-16 CCL17, CCL22 Lymphocyte activation PDGF EGF Smooth muscle hyperplasia PDGF FGF IGF-1 IL-11 Fibroblast activation may play a more important role if they are upstream in the inflammatory process. The effects of single mediators can only be evaluated through the use of specific receptor antagonists or mediator synthesis inhibitors. Lipid Mediators The cysteinyl-leukotrienes, LTC4, LTD4, and LTE4, are potent constrictors of human airways and may also increase AHR. 64 Platelet-activating factor (PAF) is a potent inflammatory mediator that mimics many of the features of asthma, including eosinophil recruitment and activation and induction of AHR; yet even potent PAF antagonists, such as modipafant, do not control asthma symptoms, at least in chronic asthma.
The composition of surfactant. Saturated phosphatidylcholines are the major components of alveolar surfactant. The proteins contribute about 8% to the weight of surfactant. 20 Enzymes within the endoplasmic reticulum use glucose, phosphate, and fatty acids as substrates for phospholipid synthesis. The details of how the surfactant components condense with SP-B and SP-C to form the surfactant lipoprotein complex within lamellar bodies remain obscure. 21 A basal rate of surfactant secretion occurs continuously, and surfactant secretion can be stimulated by β-agonists and purines, or by lung distention and hyperventilation.
59–61 INFLAMMATORY MEDIATORS Many different mediators have been implicated in asthma, and they may have a variety of effects on the airway, which accounts for all of the pathological features of asthma62 (Figure 6-5). Although less is known about the mediators of CF,63 it is becoming clear that they differ from those implicated in asthma. Because each mediator has many effects, the role of individual mediators in the pathophysiology of airway inflammatory disease is not yet clear. The multiplicity and redundancy of effects of mediators make it unlikely that preventing the synthesis or action of a single mediator will have a major impact in the therapy of these diseases.