The regulation of fibrosis in airway remodeling in asthma.

  title={The regulation of fibrosis in airway remodeling in asthma.},
  author={Simon G Royce and V. Cheng and Chrishan S. Samuel and Mimi L. K. Tang},
  journal={Molecular and cellular endocrinology},
  volume={351 2},
Fibrosis is one of the key pathological features of airway remodeling in asthma. In the normal airway the amount of collagen and other extracellular matrix components is kept in equilibrium by regulation of synthesis and degradation. In asthma this homeostasis is disrupted due to genetic and environmental factors. In the airways of patients with the disease there is increased extracellular matrix deposition, particularly in the reticular basement membrane region, lamina propria and submucosa… CONTINUE READING
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