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Vol. 143, Suppl. 1, 2007
Issue release date: June 2007
Int Arch Allergy Immunol 2007;143:3–14

Recent Advances in Eosinophil Biology

Hogan S.P.
Division of Allergy and Immunology, Department of Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

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Eosinophils are pleiotropic multi-functional leukocytes involved in initiation and propagation of diverse inflammatory responses. Recent studies examining eosinophil biology have focused on delineating the molecular basis of FIP1L1/PDGRFα-fusion gene induced HES, the molecular steps involved in eosinophil recruitment in tumor-associated eosinophilia and EGID, and the role of eosinophils in asthma. In this review, these studies are summarized, focusing on the implications of these findings in the understanding the role of eosinophils in diseases.

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