Retinoic acid as a therapy for emphysema?

Luigi M. DeLuca, Sharon A. Ross

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In concert with its action as a morphogen during embryonal development, retinoic acid appears to be able to regenerate lung alveoli in an experimental model of elastase-induced emphysema in rats, thereby inhibiting manifestation of the disease. The application to humans is now an interesting possibility.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)307-308
Number of pages2
JournalNutrition reviews
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics


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