Transforming growth factor-alpha deficiency reduces pulmonary fibrosis in transgenic mice.

Abstract

Despite evidence that implicates transforming growth factor-alpha (TGF-alpha) in the pathogenesis of acute lung injury, the contribution of TGF-alpha to the fibroproliferative response is unknown. To determine whether the development of pulmonary fibrosis depends on TGF-alpha, we induced lung injury with bleomycin in TGF-alpha null-mutation transgenic mice… (More)

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