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Meet the EpiCreators

Find out more about the team of international leading experts who have co-created the EpiCentral website and its content.

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Discover the EpiFundamentals

In this section you can learn more about the challenges and complexity of severe asthma and explore the role of the epithelium and epithelial cytokines in the inflammatory cascade.

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Congress highlights: EAACI 2022

Read our highlights from the EAACI 2022 meeting in Prague, including key takeaways and a summary of latest data shared 

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EPIFUNDAMENTALS

Featured EpiArticle Unmet needs in severe asthma
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Unmet needs in severe asthma

Significant unmet needs exist in severe asthma, such as persistent exacerbations, hospitalisations and symptoms contributing to poor quality of life.2  

Overlapping and changing inflammatory pathways in response to an exacerbation, trigger or treatment change highlight the complexity of severe asthma.1–4

The airway epithelium is the first point of contact for environmental triggers, and initiates inflammation and structural changes that contribute to asthma.1–3

Epithelial cytokines (TSLP, IL-33, IL-25) are released in response to triggers, initiating a cascade of immune responses that drive clinical features of asthma.1–5  

Airway hyperresponsiveness is an intricate interplay of airway inflammation, airway remodeling1 and airway smooth muscle hypercontractility.2 

SCIENTIFIC AND RESOURCE LIBRARY

Explore our curated library of materials to support and extend the ‘EpiFundamentals’ modules. Access latest research insights and download helpful assets to support your understanding of epithelial science. Remember to check back as the library will be updated regularly.

Professor Porsbjerg and Professor Boulet explore how the epithelial cytokines drive airway inflammation and airway hyperresponsiveness in asthma.

Slide deck summarising the involvement of the epithelial cytokines in asthma.

An overview of how IL-33, TSLP and
IL-25 drive inflammation via effects on various types of immune cells.

An explanation of the increased expression of alarmins in patients with asthma, and the resultant production of downstream cytokines by effector immune cells.

A summary of how the airway epithelium drives pathophysiological changes and the heterogeneous symptoms in patients with asthma.

An overview of how TSLP interacts with mast cells contributing to airway hyperresponsiveness.

A summary of how damage to the epithelium drives inflammatory responses via the release of alarmins.

Images from the asthma mechanism of disease video – the role of the epithelial cytokines in asthma.

The role of epithelial cytokines in asthma.

Professor Ian Pavord discussing the role of epithelial cytokines in a patient case study involving a patient with allergic asthma and an allergic trigger.