Pulmonary fibrosis: thinking outside of the lung.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Pulmonary fibrosis is a devastating condition that leads to progressive lung destruction and scarring. Previous mechanistic research has focused on the local fibroproliferative process in the lung. However, emerging evidence suggests that circulating cells of hematopoietic origin play a crucial role in the pathogenesis of this disease.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Garantziotis, S; Steele, MP; Schwartz, DA

Published Date

  • August 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 114 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 319 - 321

PubMed ID

  • 15286797

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC484986

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0021-9738

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1172/JCI22497


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States