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Figure 4 | Respiratory Research

Figure 4

From: The increase of microRNA-21 during lung fibrosis and its contribution to epithelial-mesenchymal transition in pulmonary epithelial cells

Figure 4

miR-21 is increased in lung alveolar type II cells from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) patients. (A) Representative flow cytometric analyses of CD45- VE-cadherin- lung cells for the isolation of human alveolar type II cells (CD45- VE-cadherin- EpCAM+ T1-α- cells) from the non-fibrotic lungs of patients without fibrotic lung diseases and the fibrotic lungs of patients with IPF. (B) The relative expression of microRNAs is shown. The values represent the mean ± SEM (n = 3). The values relative to those of the human alveolar type II cells from non-fibrotic lungs are presented. The data were analyzed with Student’s t-test. * p < 0.05 versus the non-fibrotic lung group.

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