Two-Way Conversion between Lipogenic and Myogenic Fibroblastic Phenotypes Marks the Progression and Resolution of Lung Fibrosis

Bhaskar Chanda Stem Cell El Agha et al. use genetic engineering in mice to identify precursor cells for activated myofibroblasts and investigate their fate in a reversible model of lung fibrosis. Their findings emphasize the phenotypic plasticity of lipogenic and myogenic lung fibroblasts and indicate that PPARγ agonists might be beneficial in treating IPF.

from Cell Stem Cell http://ift.tt/2fZETvp
via Bhaskar Chanda UHN

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