Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, March 8th, 1999
Angiogenesis is a feature of chronic inflammation produced by M. pulmonis infection of the respiratory tract. While the precise mechanism of this angiogenesis is not understood, cellular growth factors and matrix modeling proteases produced by inflammatory cells are thought to be involved.
Ake Dahlqvist and colleagues performed a study to determine the relationship between changes in the number, shape, and distribution of ED2-immunoreactive macrophages and the development of angiogenesis in the tracheal...
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