Effects of doxycycline on production of growth factors and matrix metalloproteinases in pulmonary fibrosis.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is characterized by progressive fibrosis and a poor prognosis. Alveolar epithelial cells (AECs) are considered to play important roles by releasing growth factors and matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and by being involved in epithelial mesenchymal transition in IPF. Doxycycline hydrochloride (DOXY), an… (More)
DOI: 10.1159/000324080

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