Pulmonary Neuroendocrine Cells and Lung Development.


Journal Article

Pulmonary neuroendocrine cells produce bioactive peptides such as gastrin-releasing peptide (GRP) at high levels in developing fetal lung. The role of GRP and other peptides in promoting branching morphogenesis, cell proliferation, and cell differentiation during lung organogenesis is reviewed. Possible roles for bioactive peptides derived from these cells in the pathophysiology of perinatal lung disorders are discussed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sunday, ME

Published Date

  • 1996

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 7 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 173 - 201

PubMed ID

  • 12114731

Pubmed Central ID

  • 12114731

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1559-0097


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States