The aging lung and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: similarity and difference.

@article{Fukuchi2009TheAL,
  title={The aging lung and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: similarity and difference.},
  author={Yoshinosuke Fukuchi},
  journal={Proceedings of the American Thoracic Society},
  year={2009},
  volume={6 7},
  pages={570-2}
}
There is growing evidence of higher prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in the elderly. Age-associated changes in the structure and function of the lung may increase a pathogenetic susceptibility to COPD. The lung may directly develop COPD in old age. Suitable animal models are required to test this hypothesis. Senescence-accelerated… CONTINUE READING