Role of fibronectin in fibrotic lung disease. A growth factor for human lung fibroblasts Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Fibronectins
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis

abstract

  • The presence of increased amounts of the matrix component fibronectin together with alveolar macrophage-derived growth factor within the alveolar structures of patients with fibrotic lung disease may play a significant role in the fibrosis characteristic of these disorders, by amplifying the numbers of fibroblasts in the alveolar structures of these patients.

publication date

  • January 1983

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 6839860

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 96S

volume

  • 83

number

  • 5 Suppl.