A new type of pulmonary stem cell has been identified by scientists at UCLA. These cells have a potential to regenerate large damaged airways and play an important role in strengthening immunity against infectious agents and environmental toxins. Mucous secretion and clearing by the airways is a protective mechanism against pathogens and environmental toxins. Mucus is secreted by special types of glands in the airways, but the mechanisms regulating the amount of secretion are not completely understood.
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Researchers have identified a new stem cell that participates in the repair of the large airways of the lungs, which play a vital role in protecting the body from infectious agents and toxins in the environment. Read Post