Research Article

Extracorporeal Shock Waves Increase Markers of Cellular Proliferation in Bronchial Epithelium and in Primary Bronchial Fibroblasts of COPD Patients

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WST-1 test for evaluation of cell proliferation after extracorporeal shock wave (ESW) stimulation of primary bronchial fibroblasts of COPD patients (n = 3) (a), primary bronchial fibroblasts of control smokers (n = 3) (b), and bronchial epithelial cells (16HBE) (c). Increased cell proliferation was observed in all cellular types studied after challenge with ESW. T-test:  < 0.01 and  < 0.0001.