Some new asthma biomarkers include:
- chemokine (C-C motif) ligand 17
- chitinase-like protein YKL-40
Chemokine (C-C motif) ligand 17 (CCL17) is a small cytokine that is also known as thymus and activation regulated chemokine (TARC). CCL17 binds and induces chemotaxis in T cells and elicits its effects by interacting with the chemokine receptor CCR4.
Novel biomarkers in asthma: chemokines and chitinase-like proteins. Mechanisms of allergy and adult asthma. Current Opinion in Allergy & Clinical Immunology. 9(1):60-66, February 2009. Hartl, Dominik; Lee, Chun G; Da Silva, Carla A; Chupp, Geoffrey L; Elias, Jack A.
CCL17, from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
YKL-40 could identify patients with COPD who have an increased risk of dying. MedPageToday, 2010.