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Asthma and natural killer T cells
  1. H E Davies
  1. Specialist Registrar, Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading, UK; hedavies@doctors.net.uk

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The presence of CD4+ T helper cells in the airways of patients with asthma is well recognised, precipitating airway inflammation via cytokines such as interleukin-4, interleukin-5, and interleukin-13. Newly identified human natural killer T cells also express CD4. A subclass of this group, invariant natural killer T cells, …

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