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New cellular and molecular mechanisms of lung injury and fibrosis in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
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PMID:  22901889     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is a serious and progressive chronic lung disease that is characterised by altered cellular composition and homoeostasis in the peripheral lung, leading to excessive accumulation of extracellular matrix and, ultimately, loss of lung function. It is the interstitial pneumonia with the worst prognosis--mortality 3-5 years after diagnosis is 50%. During the past decade, researchers have described several novel cellular and molecular mechanisms and signalling pathways implicated in the pathogenesis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, resulting in the identification of new therapeutic targets. These advances will hopefully result in increased survival rates and improved quality of life for patients with this disorder in future.
Isis E Fernandez; Oliver Eickelberg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Lancet     Volume:  380     ISSN:  1474-547X     ISO Abbreviation:  Lancet     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985213R     Medline TA:  Lancet     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  680-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Comprehensive Pneumology Centre, University Hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich, Munich, Germany.
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