Earthworm extract attenuates silica-induced pulmonary fibrosis through Nrf2-dependent mechanisms

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Silicosis is an occupational pulmonary fibrosis caused by inhalation of silica (SiO2) and there are no ideal drugs to treat this disease. Earthworm extract (EE), a natural nutrient, has been reported to have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-apoptosis effects. The purpose of the current study was to test the protective effects of EE against SiO2… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/labinvest.2016.101

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@article{Yang2016EarthwormEA, title={Earthworm extract attenuates silica-induced pulmonary fibrosis through Nrf2-dependent mechanisms}, author={Jingjin Yang and Ting Wang and Yan Su Li and Wenxi Yao and X. Ji and Qiuyun Wu and Lei Han and Ruhui Han and Weiwen Yan and Jiali Yuan and C. Ni}, journal={Laboratory Investigation}, year={2016}, volume={96}, pages={1279-1300} }