Alveolar macrophage apoptosis and TNF-alpha, but not p53, expression correlate with murine response to bleomycin.


Apoptosis is considered to be a protective mechanism that limits lung injury. However, apoptosis might contribute to the inflammatory burden present in the injured lung. The exposure of mice to bleomycin (BLM) is a well-established model for the study of lung injury. BLM exposure induces DNA damage and enhances tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha expression… (More)


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