Papel de los "Toll Like Receptor" en la lesión pulmonar aguda

  1. Frías Viera, Juan Ignacio
Majorensis: Revista Electrónica de Ciencia y Tecnología

ISSN: 1697-5529

Year of publication: 2011

Issue: 7

Pages: 1-4

Type: Article

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Lung is the gateway to all types of pathogens and toxic gases dissolved in the environment and there is the first effective barrier against these agents. Biological response lies on a fine-tuning of immune responses of two types: innate and adaptive balance which decides the type of threat and the magnitude of the response. The "Toll Like Receptor" identify different forms of stimuli and triggers a complex response involving different concerted signaling cascades, TLR-4 is implied in highlighting in response to bacterial lipopolysaccharides of the RAK protein, IKK and NF-κß, targeting the controlled expression of different forms of system response immune lung epithelium including: IL-6 and TNF-a. Both the persistence of the stimulus as defects in the TLR may trigger an excessive response that culminates in the so-called acute lung injury (ALI) characterized by hyperoxic, edema, increased apoptosis and loss of physiological function.