Increased basigin in bleomycin-induced lung injury.

Basigin is expressed in many tissues during development, including lung. It is also found on tumor cells and in wounds where it is thought to stimulate adjacent fibroblasts to produce matrix metalloproteinases. To investigate whether basigin might be expressed in fibro-inflammatory lung processes, we generated bleomycin-induced lung injury in mice. At 14 d… CONTINUE READING

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