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Serum metalloproteinase leukolysin (MMP-25/MT-6): a potential metabolic marker for atopy-associated inflammation.

Authors
  • Blumenthal, M N
  • Zhong, W
  • Miller, M
  • Wendt, C
  • Connett, J E
  • Pei, D
Type
Published Article
Journal
Clinical & Experimental Allergy
Publisher
Wiley (Blackwell Publishing)
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2010
Volume
40
Issue
6
Pages
859–866
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2222.2010.03475.x
PMID: 20337648
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Among individuals with history of chronic airways inflammation (asthma and COPD) serum leukolysin may be a metabolic marker associated with chronic atopy-associated respiratory inflammation. Common factors may stimulate increased production or release of both leukolysin from myeloid cells and IgE from lymphoid cells.

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