Peaks of transforming growth factor-beta mRNA in alveolar cells of lung transplant recipients as an early marker of chronic rejection.

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BACKGROUND Chronic lung rejection (CLR) induces a fibroproliferative disorder leading to the occlusion of small airways. It has emerged as the major factor limiting the survival of lung transplant recipients. Predictive markers of CLR are lacking, and its diagnosis is generally ascertained when the fibrosis process is irreversible. METHODS We have… (More)

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@article{Charpin1998PeaksOT, title={Peaks of transforming growth factor-beta mRNA in alveolar cells of lung transplant recipients as an early marker of chronic rejection.}, author={J M Charpin and J. Valcke and L Kettaneh and Bernard Epardeau and M. Stern and Dominique Isra{\"e}l-Biet}, journal={Transplantation}, year={1998}, volume={65 5}, pages={752-5} }