A new rat type I-like alveolar epithelial cell line R3/1: bleomycin effects on caveolin expression

The study of function and regulation of the phenotype of alveolar type I (AT I) epithelial cells is limited by the rareness of suitable cell lines or primary cultures of this cell type. We describe in the present study the type I-like rat epithelial cell line R3/1. This cell line displays in vitro a phenotype with several characteristic features of AT I… CONTINUE READING