Open Science Research Excellence
@article{(International Science Index):,
  title    = {Pro-inflammatory Phenotype of COPD Fibroblasts not Compatible with Repair in COPD Lung},
  author    = {Jing Zhang and  Lian Wu and  Jie-ming Qu and  Chun-xue Bai and  Mervyn J Merrilees and  Peter N Black},
  country   = {},
  abstract  = {COPD is characterized by loss of elastic fibers from
small airways and alveolar walls, with the decrease in elastin
increasing with disease severity. It is unclear why there is a lack of
repair of elastic fibers. We have examined fibroblasts cultured from
lung tissue from normal and COPD subjects to determine if the
secretory profile explains lack of tissue repair. In this study,
fibroblasts were cultured from lung parenchyma of bronchial
carcinoma patients with varying degrees of COPD; controls
(non-COPD, n=5), mild COPD (GOLD 1, n=5) and moderate-severe
COPD (GOLD 2-3, n=12). Measurements were made of proliferation,
senescence-associated beta-galactosidase-1, mRNA expression of
IL-6, IL-8, MMP-1, tropoelastin and versican, and protein levels for
IL-6, IL-8, PGE2, tropoelastin, insoluble elastin, and versican. It was
found that GOLD 2-3 fibroblasts proliferated more slowly (p},
  {International Journal of Medical and Health Sciences },  volume    = {5},
  number    = {7},
  year      = {2011},
  pages     = {263 - 274},
  ee        = {},
  url       = {},
  bibsource = {},
  issn      = {eISSN:1307-6892},
  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
  index     = {International Science Index 55, 2011},