Semester of Graduation
First Major Professor
Dr. Steve Carlson
Master of Science (MS)
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.
Hadsall, Katie, "Genetic aspects of Pulmonary Fibrosis" (2020). Creative Components. 504.