Clara cells and injury post lung transplantation: an evolving story.

  title={Clara cells and injury post lung transplantation: an evolving story.},
  author={Alain Bourdin and Nicole A Mifsud and Brice Chanez and Pascal Chanez and Grace Snell and Tom C. Kotsimbos},
  journal={American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons},
  volume={13 5},
We read with interest the recently published report fromKelly et al. in the journal (1). They found that BronchiolitisObliterans Syndrome (BOS) post lung transplantation wasassociatedwithbothadecreaseinthenumberofClaracellsecretoryprotein (CCSP)positive cells in the small airwaysand in CCSP protein levels present in the bronchoalveolarlavage (BAL) at the time of BOS diagnosis. These find-ings confirm our previously published findings early lastyear in which a longitudinally followed study cohort… CONTINUE READING