Article Abstract

Circular RNAs—a missing piece in pulmonary macrophage activation in silica-induced inflammation

Authors: Tomasz Powrózek, Teresa Małecka-Massalska

Abstract

Silicosis is a progressive, fibrotic pulmonary disease caused by inhalation and deposition of silica particles (SiO2) into lung cells. It occurs most commonly as an industrial disease of people working in the quarrying, manufacturing and building construction.