T-cell subpopulations and their function were studied in asthmatic children with or without theophylline therapy. A decreased proportion and function of theophylline-sensitive T-suppressor cells was found in fresh peripheral blood of asthmatic children. Following peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) incubation in theophylline-free medium, the proportion of theophylline-sensitive T-cells in asthmatic children treated with theophylline was elevated to normal values. However, their suppressive effect on control lymphocyte proliferation was unchanged.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|State||Published - Aug 1985|
- suppressor T‐cells
- theophylline. Accepted for publication 15 March 1985
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Immunology and Allergy