Enhanced expression of angiotensin II type 1 receptor in usual interstitial pneumonia.


BACKGROUND Angiotensin II, a potent vasoconstrictor, has been considered to be involved in various fibrotic disorders including idiopathic interstitial pneumonias. To clarify whether this agent contributes to the development and progression of usual interstitial pneumonia, a major entity of idiopathic interstitial pneumonias, we immunohistochemically… (More)


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