Int J Mol Sci 2021 May 27;22(11). Epub 2021 May 27.
Experimental Pneumonology, Department of Pneumonology, University Hospital Magdeburg, Health Campus Immunology, Infectiology and Inflammation (GC-I³), Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, 39120 Magdeburg, Germany.
Chronic obstructive airway diseases are characterized by airflow obstruction and airflow limitation as well as chronic airway inflammation. Especially bronchial asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) cause considerable morbidity and mortality worldwide, can be difficult to treat, and ultimately lack cures. While there are substantial knowledge gaps with respect to disease pathophysiology, our awareness of the role of neurological and neuro-immunological processes in the development of symptoms, the progression, and the outcome of these chronic obstructive respiratory diseases, is growing. Read More