This article covers the airway tree with respect to anatomy, pathology, and physiology. The anatomic portion discusses various primate groups so as to help investigators understand similarities and differences between animal models. An emphasis is on distal airway findings. The pathology section focuses on the inflammatory responses that occur in proximal and distal airways. The physiologic review brings together the anatomic and pathologic components to the functional state and proposes ways to evaluate the small airways in patients with asthma.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology|
|Issue number||6 Suppl|
|State||Published - Dec 2009|
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