Sonar, Sanchaita S., and Jan C. Dudda. “Clara Epithelial Cell Depletion in the Lung – Springer.” Springer Link, 10 June 2013. Web. 30 July 2014.

The bronchial epithelium has been increasingly recognized as an important immunomodulatory compartment in asthma and other lung diseases. Clara cells, which comprise the nonciliated secretory epithelial cells, are an important epithelial cell type with functions in the regulation of lung homeostasis and inflammation. Using naphthalene, Clara cells can be depleted within 24 h and regenerate by 1 month, hence, providing an easy method to study the impact of Clara cells on lung inflammation.

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