CXC chemokines and their receptors are expressed in type II cells and upregulated following lung injury.

@article{Vanderbilt2003CXCCA,
  title={CXC chemokines and their receptors are expressed in type II cells and upregulated following lung injury.},
  author={Jeff N Vanderbilt and Edward M. Mager and Lennell Allen and Teiji Sawa and Jeanine P. Wiener-Kronish and Robert Gonzalez and Leland George Dobbs},
  journal={American journal of respiratory cell and molecular biology},
  year={2003},
  volume={29 6},
  pages={661-8}
}
The proinflammatory CXC chemokines GRO, CINC-2alpha, and macrophage inflammatory protein (MIP)-2 are a closely related family of neutrophil chemoattractants. Here, we report that freshly isolated alveolar Type II (TII) cells express these chemokine mRNAs at much higher levels than do freshly isolated Type I cells or alveolar macrophages (AM). TII cells also… CONTINUE READING