[In vitro models for the analysis of inflammatory processes in sarcoidosis].

Abstract

Currently there are no animal models available for interstitial lung diseases with unknown origin, such as sarcoidosis. Inflammatory cells obtained from patients have several disadvantages for the in-vitro verification of pathogenetical concepts. Thus, in-vitro models are desirable. Employing cell lines we present models that are suited to study the angiotensin-converting enzyme release and the production of oxygen radicals by activated macrophages and their fusion to giant cells.

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@article{Strausz1990InVM, title={[In vitro models for the analysis of inflammatory processes in sarcoidosis].}, author={J{\'a}nos Strausz and Joachim M{\"{u}ller-Quernheim}, journal={Pneumologie}, year={1990}, volume={44 3}, pages={694-8} }