Smokers with CT detected emphysema and no airway obstruction have decreased plasma levels of EGF, IL-15, IL-8 and IL-1ra
Keywords: 
Epidermal Growth Factor/blood
Interleukin 1 Receptor Antagonist Protein/blood
Interleukin-8/blood
Issue Date: 
2013
Publisher: 
Public Library of Science
ISSN: 
1932-6203
Citation: 
De-Torres JP, Blanco D, Alcaide AB, Seijo LM, Bastarrika G, Pajares MJ, et al. Smokers with CT detected emphysema and no airway obstruction have decreased plasma levels of EGF, IL-15, IL-8 and IL-1ra. PLoS One. 2013;8(4):e60260.
Abstract
Current or former smokers expressing a well-defined disease characteristic such as emphysema, has a specific plasma cytokine profile. This includes a decrease of cytokines mainly implicated in activation of apoptosis or decrease of immunosurveillance. This information should be taken into account when evaluated patients with tobacco respiratory diseases.

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