Intermediary Role of Lung Alveolar Type 1 Cells in Epithelial Repair Upon Sendai Virus Infection

Using Sendai virus to model natural infection in mice, investigators found evidence that alveolar type 1 cells had an intermediary role by persisting in areas depleted of alveolar type 2 cells, upregulating interferon responsive genes, and receding from invading airway cells.
[American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology]
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