Degree Type

Creative Component

Semester of Graduation

Spring 2020

Department

Biomedical Sciences

First Major Professor

Dr. Steve Carlson

Degree(s)

Master of Science (MS)

Major(s)

Biomedical Sciences

Abstract

Pulmonary fibrosis is broad term for a group of lung diseases, idiopathic or familial, that results in fibroblasts and excess tissue in the lungs. Because it is a generally seen in multiple generations of families, it is referred to as familial pulmonary fibrosis. The genetic aspects underlying the disease is unclear; however, there are a plethora of proposed genetic mechanisms that have been studied. The most commonly proposed genetic mechanisms, involving telomere shortening and surfactant overproduction, will be discussed in this review.

Copyright Owner

Hadsall, Katherine

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