Increased pulmonary neurotrophin protein expression in idiopathic interstitial pneumonias.

@article{Ricci2007IncreasedPN,
  title={Increased pulmonary neurotrophin protein expression in idiopathic interstitial pneumonias.},
  author={Alberto Ricci and Paolo Graziano and Elena Bronzetti and Cesare Saltini and Salvatore Sciacchitano and Emanuela Cherubini and Elisabetta A Renzoni and Roland M. du Bois and Jan C. Grutters and Salvatore Mariotta},
  journal={Sarcoidosis, vasculitis, and diffuse lung diseases : official journal of WASOG},
  year={2007},
  volume={24 1},
  pages={13-23}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY Idiopathic interstitial pneumoniae (IIPs) are characterized by fibroblast proliferation, extracellular matrix deposition and progressive lung function impairment. Because effective therapeutic strategies still remain limited, research has been directed toward the identification of novel targets for additional therapeutic options. The neurotrophins (NTs) nerve growth factor (NGF), brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and NT-3, beside their importance in… CONTINUE READING