Wang X, Chen Y, Lv L, Chen J. Silencing CD36 gene expression results in the inhibition of latent-TGF-beta1 activation and suppression of silica-induced lung fibrosis in the rat. Respir Res. 2009;10:36 pubmed publisher
..These results indicate that silencing expression of CD36 can result in the inhibition of L-TGF-beta1 activation in a rat silicosis model, thus further preventing the development of silica-induced lung fibrosis. ..