Rat alveolar type I cells proliferate, express OCT-4, and exhibit phenotypic plasticity in vitro.

Abstract

Alveolar type I (TI) cells are large, squamous cells that cover 95-99% of the internal surface area of the lung. Although TI cells are believed to be terminally differentiated, incapable of either proliferation or phenotypic plasticity, TI cells in vitro both proliferate and express phenotypic markers of other differentiated cell types. Rat TI cells… (More)
DOI: 10.1152/ajplung.90389.2008

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@article{Gonzalez2009RatAT, title={Rat alveolar type I cells proliferate, express OCT-4, and exhibit phenotypic plasticity in vitro.}, author={Robert F Gonzalez and Lennell Allen and Leland George Dobbs}, journal={American journal of physiology. Lung cellular and molecular physiology}, year={2009}, volume={297 6}, pages={L1045-55} }