Bronchoalveolar lavage lipids during development of bleomycin-induced fibrosis in rats. Relationship to altered epithelial cell morphology.

@article{Low1988BronchoalveolarLL,
  title={Bronchoalveolar lavage lipids during development of bleomycin-induced fibrosis in rats. Relationship to altered epithelial cell morphology.},
  author={Robert B. Low and Kenneth B. Adler and Jan Woodcock-Mitchell and M S Giancola and Pamela M. Vacek},
  journal={The American review of respiratory disease},
  year={1988},
  volume={138 3},
  pages={709-13}
}
Alterations in the structure and function of alveolar epithelial cells may contribute to the interstitial fibrosis that can develop following lung injury. The present studies were undertaken to determine if alterations observed in alveolar epithelial cell morphology and cytoskeletal composition are reflected in the profile of bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) lipids recovered from injured lung. BAL protein and lipid analyses were performed on fluids recovered from control rats and from rats 7, 14… CONTINUE READING