Circulating endothelial microparticles as a measure of early lung destruction in cigarette smokers Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Cell-Derived Microparticles
  • Endothelium, Vascular
  • Lung Injury
  • Smoking

abstract

  • Plasma EMPs with apoptotic characteristics are elevated in smokers with normal spirometry but reduced Dl(co), consistent with the concept that emphysema is associated, in part, with capillary endothelium apoptosis, suggesting that the early development of emphysema might be monitored with plasma EMP levels.

publication date

  • July 15, 2011

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC3172886

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1164/rccm.201012-2061OC

PubMed ID

  • 21471087

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 224

end page

  • 32

volume

  • 184

number

  • 2