Mesenchymal stem cells reduce hypoxia-induced apoptosis in alveolar epithelial cells by modulating HIF and ROS hypoxic signaling.


Distal lung diseases, such as pulmonary fibrosis or acute lung injury, are commonly associated with local alveolar hypoxia that may be deleterious through the stimulation of alveolar epithelial cell (AEC) apoptosis. In various murine models of alveolar injury, administration of allogenic human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) exerts an overall protective… (More)
DOI: 10.1152/ajplung.00153.2017