Delay of airway epithelial wound repair in COPD is associated with airflow obstruction severity

Abstract

BACKGROUND Airway epithelium integrity is essential to maintain its role of mechanical and functional barrier. Recurrent epithelial injuries require a complex mechanism of repair to restore its integrity. In chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), an abnormal airway epithelial repair may participate in airway remodeling. The objective was to determine… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/s12931-014-0151-9

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