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Hepatocyte growth factor and fibroblast growth factor-7 in neonatal lung development and injury 1 edition

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Sanna Padela

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Hepatocyte growth factor and fibroblast growth factor-7 in neonatal lung development and injury.

Published 2006 .
Written in English.

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In the rat model of chronic neonatal lung injury, the histological features of the lung share much in common with human bronchopulmonary dysplasia: arrest of alveolarization, large dilated air sacs, and areas of interstitial/parenchymal thickening. Examining the cell populations involved, this study has confirmed that hyperplasia of epithelial cells, and not fibroblasts, is responsible for the morphological thickening observed. Studies contained herein investigate the role of growth factors that are preferentially mitogenic for epithelial cells over fibroblasts in neonatal lung growth and injury. Dysregulated expression in vivo of two growth factors, hepatocyte growth factor and fibroblast growth factor-7, in response to hyperoxia, was used to select these polypeptides for further interventional studies. Targeted antibody and truncated soluble receptor interventions for these growth factors arrested alveolarization, indicating that they play critical roles in the normal postnatal alveologenesis of rat lung.

Edition Notes

Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 44-06, page: 2718.

Thesis (M.Sc.)--University of Toronto, 2006.

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