Human Pulmonary Acinar Aplasia: Reduction of Transforming Growth Factor-β Ligands and Receptors

Pulmonary hypoplasia has been found in the human neonatal autopsy population and has been attributed to an alteration in epithelial-mesenchymal interactions during development of the lung. Pulmonary acinar aplasia is a very rare and severe form of pulmonary hypoplasia. The transforming growth factor-betas (TGF-β) are multifunctional regulatory peptides that… CONTINUE READING