Cigarette smoke and reactive oxygen species metabolism: Implications for the pathophysiology of reinke's edema
Reactive Oxygen Species
These data suggest that the fibroblast phenotype is influenced by smoke. Our data suggest that the antioxidant response in the vocal fold tissue may be one mechanism of chemoprotection, a putative explanation for the observation that RE rarely transforms to malignancy. In addition, CSC does not appear to induce a hypermetabolic fibroblast phenotype as expected.