Clinical significance of serum hyaluronan in chronic fibrotic interstitial pneumonia.

@article{Inokoshi2013ClinicalSO,
  title={Clinical significance of serum hyaluronan in chronic fibrotic interstitial pneumonia.},
  author={Yayoi Inokoshi and Yoshinori Tanino and Xintao Wang and Suguru Sato and Naoko Fukuhara and Takefumi Nikaido and Atsuro Fukuhara and J Saito and Charles W Frevert and Mitsuru Munakata},
  journal={Respirology},
  year={2013},
  volume={18 8},
  pages={1236-43}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Hyaluronan is an important constituent of the extracellular matrix in lungs, and growing evidence demonstrates its important biological properties in the lung. However, its role in interstitial pneumonia remains to be fully clarified. The goal of this study was to clarify the role of hyaluronan in interstitial pneumonia. METHODS Hyaluronan in serum and bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid of chronic interstitial pneumonia (CIP) patients was measured, and the correlation… CONTINUE READING