Developmental changes in the structure of the rat fetal lung, with special reference to the airway smooth muscle and vasculature.

Abstract

Structural changes in the developing rat lung were studied by a combined use of light microscopy including immunohistochemistry for a-smooth muscle actin (alpha-SMA) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) using the KOH-collagenase digestion method. In the embryonic stage (E11-E13), the lung bud appeared as an outgrowth from the ventral wall of the foregut… (More)

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