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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Obesity And Asthma: Beyond Th2 Inflammation
Author: Leiria L.O.S.
Martins M.A.
Saad M.J.A.
Abstract: Obesity is a major risk factor for asthma. Likewise, obesity is known to increase disease severity in asthmatic subjects and also to impair the efficacy of first-line treatment medications for asthma, worsening asthma control in obese patients. This concept is in agreement with the current understanding that some asthma phenotypes are not accompanied by detectable inflammation, and may not be ameliorated by classical anti-inflammatory therapy. There are growing evidences suggesting that the obesity-related asthma phenotype does not necessarily involve the classical TH2-dependent inflammatory process. Hormones involved in glucose homeostasis and in the pathogeneses of obesity likely directly or indirectly link obesity and asthma through inflammatory and non-inflammatory pathways. Furthermore, the endocrine regulation of the airway-related pre-ganglionic nerves likely contributes to airway hyperreactivity (AHR) in obese states. In this review, we focused our efforts on understanding the mechanism underlying obesity-related asthma by exploring the TH2-independent mechanisms leading to this disease.
Editor: W.B. Saunders
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.metabol.2014.10.002
Address: http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84920561939&partnerID=40&md5=9551de13cc78a4cc9308726cb605cc3a
Date Issue: 2015
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