Augmented pulmonary IL-4 and IL-13 receptor subunit expression in idiopathic interstitial pneumonia
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
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Some histological subtypes of IIP are associated with increased pulmonary expression of receptor subunits responsive to IL-4 and IL-13. These findings may be of particular importance in understanding the pathogenesis of IIP and, more importantly, may provide important novel therapeutic targets.