Expressions of tumor necrosis factor-converting enzyme and ErbB3 in rats with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is associated not only with airway inflammation characterized by mucin hypersecretion but also with systemic inflammation. Tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha) is found to take part in systemic inflammation, and ErbB3 plays an important role in mucin hypersecretion of COPD. Since TNF-alpha… (More)

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@article{Ju2007ExpressionsOT, title={Expressions of tumor necrosis factor-converting enzyme and ErbB3 in rats with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.}, author={Chun-rong Ju and Xi-zheng Xia and Rongchang Chen}, journal={Chinese medical journal}, year={2007}, volume={120 17}, pages={1505-10} }