Journal of Rhinology 2006;13(1):5-9.
Published online May 31, 2006.
Roles of IL-8 in the Pathogenesis of Chronic Rhinosinusitis
Chan Rhyoo
Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, College of Medicine, Soonchunhyang University, Bucheon, Korea.
만성 비부비동염 발병에서의 Interleukin(IL)-8의 역할
순천향대학교 의과대학 이비인후과학교실
Epithelial hyperplasia and mucosal infiltration of leukocytes are common features of chronic rhino sinusitis. The epithelium can produce chemo attractant cytokines that may contribute to leukocyte infiltration in rhino sinusitis. IL-8 is a chemokine that can be produced in large amounts by epithelial cells in response to a variety of stimuli including proinflammatory cytokines, bacteria, fungi, and respiratory viruses. This chemokine is not only a potent chemoattractant for, and activator of, neutrophils, but it is also chemotactic for some subsets of T lymphocytes. Moreover, IL-8 has been reported to serve as a chemoattractant for eosinophils from subjects with allergic disease. Thus it is reasonable to hypothesize that this chemokine could contribute to the pathogenesis of chronic rhino sinusitis. This article reviews the role of IL-8 in the pathogenesis of chronic rhino sinusitis.
Key Words: Interleukin-8;Chronic rhinosinusitis

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