Like many organs, the lung can be affected during its period of development in such a way that its later structure and function are altered. This can occur as a result of altered structural development or altered cellular function as a result of genetic or epigenetic alterations. Many such alterations can impair lung function for much or all of the life span and can also increase the risk of later pulmonary illness. Developmental insults or challenges that have the potential to induce persistent alterations in lung structure or function include physical and metabolic changes in the developmental environment.
|Title of host publication||Stem Cells in the Lung|
|Subtitle of host publication||Development, Repair and Regeneration|
|Place of Publication||Cham Switzerland|
|Number of pages||32|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
|Name||Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine|