The Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
Online ISSN : 1349-3329
Print ISSN : 0040-8727
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Inflammatory Mechanisms in Bronchial Asthma and COPD
Masakazu Ichinose
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2003 Volume 200 Issue 1 Pages 1-6

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Abstract

Both bronchial asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are recognized as inflammatory diseases, although the inflammatory process for each disease is different. In this review, I describe some inflammatory molecules that seem to be involved in the inflammatory process in each disease.

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