Cell adhesion molecules in pleural effusions with different etiology
Ilina Micheva, Dimitar Kalev, and George Georgiev (Bulgaria)
The pleura, including the meso thelial and underlying mesenchymal cells and extracellular matrix, is often involved in pathological processes of not completely defined mecha- nisms. Pleural cells are specialized in performing barrier and secretory functions and require careful study to gather a meaningful clinical information.
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