Role of fibronectin in fibrotic lung disease. A growth factor for human lung fibroblasts

P. Bitterman, S. Rennard, S. Adelberg, R. G. Crystal

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The presence of increased amounts of the matrix component fibronectin together with alveolar macrophage-derived growth factor within the alveolar structures of patients with fibrotic lung disease may play a significant role in the fibrosis characteristic of these disorders, by amplifying the numbers of fibroblasts in the alveolar structures of these patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)96S
Issue number5 Suppl.
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1983


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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