Freshly isolated rat alveolar type I cells, type II cells, and cultured type II cells have distinct molecular phenotypes.


We used microarray analysis with Affymetrix rat chips to determine gene expression profiles of freshly isolated rat type I (TI) and TII cells and cultured TII cells. Our goals were 1) to describe molecular phenotypic "fingerprints" of TI and TII cells, 2) to gain insight into possible functional differences between the two cell types through differentially… (More)


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