Increased myofibroblast contractile sensitivity in paraquat pretreated rat lung tissue.

In numerous tissues, contractility to certain characteristic agents is associated with cells other than muscle, e.g. actin-containing so-called myofibroblasts. Such cells are present in pulmonary interstitium of several mammalian species but their contractility has only been demonstrated from the proliferation of myofibroblasts in fibrotic lung tissues… CONTINUE READING