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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|State||Published - Aug 1 1997|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Medicine (miscellaneous)
- Nutrition and Dietetics