2021
DOI: 10.3389/fimmu.2021.630096 View full text |Buy / Rent full text
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Abstract: Background: Distal airway metaplasia may precede honeycombing in progressive fibrosing interstitial lung disease (ILD). The SCGB1A1+ bronchiolar-specific club cell may play a role in this aberrant regenerative process.Objective: To assess the presence of club cells in the small airways of patients suffering from ILD.Methods: Small airways (internal diameter <2 mm) in lung samples [surgical lung biopsy (SLB) and/or transbronchial lung cryobiopsy (TBLC)] from 14 patients suffering from ILD and 10 controls… Show more

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