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Journal Article

The lung is a complex organ with multiple functions; in addition to facilitating gas exchange, it also serves as the first line of defense against inhaled environmental pathogens and toxins. Given these critical roles, disruption of normal cell function or cell-cell interactions can have devastating health consequences. The articles of this Review Series highlight recent progress in understanding the pathophysiology of several pulmonary diseases and suggest how these insights are leading to the development of new therapeutic strategies.

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Cited Authors

  • Noble, PW

Published Date

  • August 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 122 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 2722 - 2723

PubMed ID

  • 22850881

Pubmed Central ID

  • 22850881

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-8238

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0021-9738

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1172/JCI65404


  • eng