Alterations in lung basement membrane during fetal growth and type 2 cell development.

Abstract

We studied basement membrane development in the late fetal and in the neonatal rat lung, from the 18th day of gestation (term = 22 days) through the 8th postnatal day, with particular emphasis on the gas-exchange region of the lung. In the periphery of the lung, as type 2 cells differentiate, the continuous basement membrane develops openings beneath these… (More)

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@article{Grant1983AlterationsIL, title={Alterations in lung basement membrane during fetal growth and type 2 cell development.}, author={Masilo Grant and N R Cutts and Jerome S. Brody}, journal={Developmental biology}, year={1983}, volume={97 1}, pages={173-83} }