What is it about?
Steroid-resistant asthma is one of the phenotypes of patients with severe asthma. However, how the enhancement of type 2 inflammation alters steroid sensitivity in asthma is not clear. Thus, in this study, we aimed to clarify the association of suppressing type 2 inflammation by benralizumab (anti-IL-5 receptor antibody) with the expression levels of key molecules involved in steroid response in patients with severe asthma.
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Why is it important?
Our results suggested that benralizumab treatment restored the expression levels of key molecules involved in steroid response through PI3K pathway inactivation. We believe that our study makes a significant contribution to the literature because it identifies a potential mechanism underlying steroid resistance by type 2 inflammation.
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This page is a summary of: Benralizumab restores gene and microRNA expression involved in steroid sensitivity in severe asthma, Allergy, March 2021, Wiley, DOI: 10.1111/all.14819.
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