Introduction
1. Role of Airway Smooth Muscle
2. What Is the Role of Nerves in Chronic Asthma and Symptoms?
3. Epithelial Cells: Barrier Functions and Shedding-Restitution Mechanisms
4. The Inflammatory Response
5. Extracellular Matrix
6. Airway Behavior and Its Regulation: How Do Structural Changes Affect Airway Behavior?
7. Can Airway Function Be Predicted?
8. How Does Inflammation Cause Symptoms?
9. Why Does Asthma Become Persistent?
10. Is Occupational Asthma a Relevant Model?
11. What Are the Prospects for Immunization?
12. How Do Steroids Work?
13. Can Steroids Cause Asthma to Remit?