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Functional Assessment of Alveolar Macrophages in Allergic Asthmatic Patients

  • P. Godard
  • M. Damon
  • J. Chaintreuil
  • O. Flandre
  • A. Crastes de Paulet
  • F. B. Michel
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 155)

Abstract

Alveolar macrophages play a critical role in host defense against infections and other noxious environmental agents, both by phagocytosis of inhaled particles and by the elaboration of a number of specific mediators which may affect functions of other cell types (1,2).

Keywords

Alveolar Macrophage Specific Allergen Subsegmental Bronchus Allergic Asthmatic Patient Slow Reactive Substance 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Godard
    • 1
  • M. Damon
    • 2
  • J. Chaintreuil
    • 2
  • O. Flandre
    • 2
  • A. Crastes de Paulet
    • 2
  • F. B. Michel
    • 1
  1. 1.Clinique des Maladies RespiratoiresHôpital l’AiguelongueMontpellier CédexFrance
  2. 2.Faculté de MédecineInserm U 58 et Laboratoire de Biochimie A (Pr. A. Crastes de Paulet)Montpellier CédexFrance

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