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Epithelium-derived Cystatin-SN enhances eosinophil activation and infiltration via interleukin-5 in chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps.

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Summary of "Epithelium-derived Cystatin-SN enhances eosinophil activation and infiltration via interleukin-5 in chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps."

The interaction between epithelial cells and immune cells plays an important role in the pathogenesis of chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRSwNP); however, the mechanism/s underlying TH-biased inflammation in this process is/are largely unknown. Profiling protein expression in CRSwNP by shotgun proteomics suggested that Cystatin SN (CST1), a type 2 cysteine protease inhibitor, may play a role, as this was expressed with greatest difference in eosinophilic (E)CRSwNP and nonECRSwNP patients.

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Name: The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology
ISSN: 1097-6825
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