SciCombinator

Discover the most talked about and latest scientific content & concepts.

Vitamin A-retinoid signaling in pulmonary development and disease

OPEN Molecular and cellular pediatrics | 3 Aug 2016

HA Marquez and WV Cardoso
Abstract
Retinoic acid (RA), the active form of vitamin A, regulates key developmental processes in multiple organs. In the developing lung, RA is crucial for normal growth and differentiation of airways. Disruption in RA signaling or vitamin A deficiency (VAD) has been linked to aberrant development of the lung including alterations in the airway smooth muscle (SM) differentiation, development, and function. These alterations have been linked to disease states including asthma in both human and animal models.
Tweets*
1
Facebook likes*
0
Reddit*
0
News coverage*
1
Blogs*
0
SC clicks
0
Concepts
Developmental psychology, Smooth muscle, Lung, Developmental biology, Retinoic acid, Asthma, Heart, Vitamin A
MeSH headings
-
comments powered by Disqus

* Data courtesy of Altmetric.com