Pulmonary connective tissue and environmental lung disease Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Connective Tissue
  • Lung Diseases

abstract

  • There is increasing evidence that environmental agents affect the lung, in part, by inducing significant changes in lung connective tissue. The mechanisms by which this occurs are undoubtedly complex, but with the rapid accumulation of information regarding the composition of lung connective tissue and the processes that control its production and destruction, it should soon be possible to unravel the mechanisms by which environmental agents induce derangement of lung connective tissue. When these mechanisms are understood, it should be possible to devise therapeutic approaches to prevent such changes.

publication date

  • December 1981

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 7249734

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 33

end page

  • 8

volume

  • 80

number

  • suppl.1