CF Alters Cells of Airways’ Lining, Including Certain Stem Cells

CF Alters Cells of Airways’ Lining, Including Certain Stem Cells

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CF Alters Cells of Airways’ Lining, Including Certain Stem Cells

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is linked with changes in the types of cells — including stem cells — that compose the tissue lining the airways, a study reported. Specifically, CF patients show an exhaustion in certain basal cells, progenitor-like cells with the capacity to repair and regenerate damaged lung tissue. These findings may help researchers pinpoint those cells that are potential targets for CF therapies offering a “long-term correction,” its scientists said. The study, “Transcriptional analysis…

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