Could N-acetylcysteine slow progression of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis by inhibiting EMT?

THE ALVEOLAR EPITHELIUM IS deranged in the lungs of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). A prominent histopathological marker of this derangement is alveolar type II cell hyperplasia (17). One hypothesis explaining the type II cell hyperplasia is that it represents the lung epithelium’s attempt to cover over an injured epithelial surface that… CONTINUE READING