T- and B-cells in COPD: a role for adaptive immunity in the pathogenesis of COPD?Symposium Chairs:
P. Hiemstra (Leiden, The Netherlands), M. Saetta (Padova, Italy)Aims:
The aims of this symposium are:
• to review data on innate immunity and accumulation of T- and B-cells in the lung in COPD;
• to discuss the antigens and other mediators that drive accumulation of these cells in COPD;
• to discuss the role of these cells in the pathogenesis of COPD based on human and animal studies.