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An Experimental System to Study Mechanotransduction in Fetal Lung Cells

DOI :

10.3791/3543-v

February 16th, 2012

February 16th, 2012

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1Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Mechanical forces play a key role in lung development and lung injury. Here, we describe a method to isolate rodent fetal lung type II epithelial cells and fibroblasts and to expose them to mechanical stimulation using an in vitro system.

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