Airway smooth muscle (ASM) manifests a hyper-responsive phenotype in airway disorders such as asthma. ASM also modulates immune responses by secreting mediators and expressing cell-surface molecules that promote recruitment of inflammatory cells to the lungs. The aim of the current article is to highlight therapeutics that may modulate ASM responses in airway disorders and exacerbations.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Immunology and Allergy
- Antibody therapy
- Bronchial thermoplasty