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The mitogenic effect of testosterone and 17 beta-estradiol on airway smooth muscle cells
Airway disease distribution and/or severity exhibit sex differences suggesting that sex hormones are involved in the respiratory system physiology and pathophysiology. The implication of airway smooth muscle cells (ASMCs) ...
Endothelial Progenitor Cells in the Pathogenesis of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: An Evolving Concept
Background: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) has been associated with abnormal vascular remodeling. Bone marrow derived endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) are considered to possess lung tissue repair and vascular ...
Insulin causes a transient induction of proliferation via activation of the PI3-kinase pathway in airway smooth muscle cells
Insulin regulates glucose metabolism and activates cell growth. As the respiratory system is an alternative route for insulin administration in patients with diabetes mellitus, we studied the effect of insulin on rabbit ...