A Review of Macrophage MicroRNAs’ Role in Human Asthma
AbstractThere is an imbalance in asthma between classically activated macrophages (M1 cells) and alternatively activated macrophages (M2 cells) in favor of the latter. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) play a critical role in regulating macrophage proliferation and differentiation and control the balance of M1 and M2 macrophage polarization, thereby controlling immune responses. Here we review the current published data concerning miRNAs with known correlation to a specific human macrophage phenotype and polarization, and their association with adult asthma. MiRNA-targeted therapy is still in the initial stages, but clinical trials are under recruitment or currently running for some miRNAs in other diseases. Regulating miRNA expression via their upregulation or downregulation could show potential as a novel therapy for improving treatment efficacy in asthma. View Full-Text
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Feketea, G.; Bocsan, C.I.; Popescu, C.; Gaman, M.; Stanciu, L.A.; Zdrenghea, M.T. A Review of Macrophage MicroRNAs’ Role in Human Asthma. Cells 2019, 8, 420.
Feketea G, Bocsan CI, Popescu C, Gaman M, Stanciu LA, Zdrenghea MT. A Review of Macrophage MicroRNAs’ Role in Human Asthma. Cells. 2019; 8(5):420.Chicago/Turabian Style
Feketea, Gavriela; Bocsan, Corina I.; Popescu, Cristian; Gaman, Mihaela; Stanciu, Luminita A.; Zdrenghea, Mihnea T. 2019. "A Review of Macrophage MicroRNAs’ Role in Human Asthma." Cells 8, no. 5: 420.
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