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Modern concepts on the role of inflammation in pulmonary fibrosis.
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PMID:  21631273     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract Context.-Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is a uniformly lethal disease with limited biomarkers and no proven therapeutic intervention short of lung transplantation. Pulmonary fibrosis at one time was thought to be a result of inflammation in the lung. Although some forms of pulmonary fibrosis may result from inflammation, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is currently thought to result from cell death primarily and inflammation secondarily. Objective.-To determine the role of inflammation in pulmonary fibrosis in light of our laboratory's published and unpublished research and published literature. Data Sources.-Review based on our laboratory's published and unpublished experimental data with relevant background and clinical context provided. Conclusions.-Although cell death is central to pulmonary fibrosis, the proper cytokine environment leading to macrophage polarization is also critical. Evaluation of this environment is promising both for the development of disease biomarkers and for targets for therapeutic intervention.
Robert J Homer; Jack A Elias; Chun Gun Lee; Erica Herzog
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine     Volume:  135     ISSN:  1543-2165     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Pathol. Lab. Med.     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
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Created Date:  2011-06-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7607091     Medline TA:  Arch Pathol Lab Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  780-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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