Alveolar Epithelium in Host Defence: Cytokine Production


Infection of the respiratory system is a frequent cause of morbidity and mortality world-wide [1]. Respiratory tract infection, including croup, tracheobronchitis, bronchiolitis and pneumonia, are significant clinical problems. The increasing number of multidrug-resistant microbes has made the treatment of these infections much more difficult [1]. To further improve therapies for respiratory infection, we need to learn more about the host defence in the lung.


A549 Cell Acute Lung Injury Host Defence Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Alveolar Epithelial Cell 
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