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Budesonide is a second generation glucocorticoid with low systemic absorption. It is used as an anti-inflammatory agent in the treatment of asthma, rhinitis, and inflammatory bowel disease. It inhibits the expression of chemokine mRNA and production of eotaxin and RANTES protein in primary human bronchial epithelial cells. Budesonide is currently in clinical trials for the prevention of lung cancer. It shows inhibitory effects on benzo[a]pyrene-induced carcinogenesis of the lung in mice.

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13 - Non Combustible Solids



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Anne Bergeron et al.
American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine, 191(11), 1242-1249 (2015-04-04)
Systemic steroids are the standard treatment for bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS) after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) despite their poor efficacy and disabling side effects. To evaluate the effectiveness and tolerance of budesonide/formoterol as an alternative treatment for BOS
Sissie Wong et al.
Respiratory research, 10, 72-72 (2009-08-05)
There is currently a vast amount of evidence in the literature suggesting that matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases (TIMPs) are involved in the pathogenesis of inflammatory airways diseases, such as asthma and COPD. Despite this, the majority
James Fingleton et al.
The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology, 136(3), 601-609 (2015-03-10)
Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are heterogeneous disorders encompassing different phenotypes of airflow obstruction, which might differ in their response to treatment. The aim of this study was to determine distinct phenotypes comprising the syndromes of asthma and
Koremu K Meja et al.
American journal of respiratory cell and molecular biology, 39(3), 312-323 (2008-04-19)
Oxidative stress as a result of cigarette smoking is an important etiologic factor in the pathogenesis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a chronic steroid-insensitive inflammatory disease of the airways. Histone deacetylase-2 (HDAC2), a critical component of the corticosteroid anti-inflammatory
Marek Woynarowski et al.
The Journal of pediatrics, 163(5), 1347-1353 (2013-07-03)
To compare the effect of budesonide vs prednisone therapy both in combination with azathioprine in pediatric patients with autoimmune hepatitis (AIH). Forty-six patients with AIH (11 males and 35 females) aged 9-17 years were enrolled in a 6-month, prospective, double-blind

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