How the Respiratory Epithelium Senses and Reacts to Influenza Virus.
Benam KH., Denney L., Ho L-P.
The human lung is constantly exposed to the environment and potential pathogens. As the interface between host and environment, the respiratory epithelium has evolved sophisticated sensing mechanisms as part of its defense against pathogens. In this review, we examine how the respiratory epithelium senses and responds to influenza A virus, the biggest cause of respiratory viral deaths worldwide.