CORESTA Congress, Kyoto, 2004, SSPOST 02
Cigarette smoke particulate matter induces goblet cell hyperplasia in vitro
British American Tobacco, Group R&D, Southampton, UK
Chronic inhalation of mainstream cigarette smoke can induce an increase in the number mucus-secreting epithelial cells (goblet cells) and glands in the lungs of smokers and in animal models. These changes are termed goblet cell hyperplasia and mucus gland ...