Specific Fibroblast Cells Prevent Fibrosis in PF Mouse Model Study

Specific Fibroblast Cells Prevent Fibrosis in PF Mouse Model Study

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Specific Fibroblast Cells Prevent Fibrosis in PF Mouse Model Study

A subset of fibroblasts that produce a protein called meflin in lung tissues taken from people with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) was found to prevent fibrosis, or tissue scarring, in a disease mouse model, scientists reported. “Our research, led by a collaborative team from Nagoya University in Japan and Yale University in the US, found a special cell population of protective fibroblasts in lungs of people with IPF,” Naozumi Hashimoto, PhD, one of the study’s…

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