Leukotriene B4 and interleukin-8 in human immunodeficiency virus-related pulmonary disease Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • HIV Infections
  • Interleukin-8
  • Leukotriene B4
  • Lung Diseases

abstract

  • IL-8 appears to play a role in the pathogenesis of lung injury in P carinii pneumonia and may be the principal neutrophil chemotaxin in this disease; PLA2 may also be involved in the pathogenesis of P carinii pneumonia. Both LTB4 and IL-8 may be involved in the recruitment of neutrophils and subsequent lung injury of NIP. These data suggest that there are varying mechanisms by which inflammatory cells are recruited to the lung in different HIV-related lung diseases.

publication date

  • September 20, 1993

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 8396001

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 763

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 104

number

  • 3