Background: Eosinophils develop from bone marrow (BM) progenitors, and interleukin–5 (IL–5) and eotaxin may act in expansion and mobilisation of BM eosinophils in asthma. Methods: We have examined phenotypic changes as CD34+ cells develop to the eosinophil lineage in vitro, and have evaluated BM eosinophils from asthmatic and control subjects for expression of the eotaxin receptor, CCR3. Results: Acquisition of receptors for IL–5 and CCR3 was an early event in eosinophil development. There were increased CD34+ cells, and mature and immature CCR3+ eosinophils in BM from asthmatics. Conclusion: These data suggest that IL–5 may act early in eosinophil development, and that eotaxin has the capacity to mobilise a BM eosinophil pool in asthma.
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Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Imperial College School of Medicine, National Heart and Lung Institute
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International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
Vol. 118, No. 2-4, Year 1999 (Cover Date: February-April 1999)
Journal Editor: D. Kraft, Vienna
ISSN: 1018–2438 (print), 1423–0097 (Online)
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Published online: 4/23/1999
Issue release date: February–April 1999
Number of Print Pages: 3
Number of Figures: 1
Number of Tables: 0
ISSN: 1018-2438 (Print)
eISSN: 1423-0097 (Online)
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