Protein transport across the lung epithelial barrier.

  title={Protein transport across the lung epithelial barrier.},
  author={Kwang-Jin Kim and Asrar B. Malik},
  journal={American journal of physiology. Lung cellular and molecular physiology},
  volume={284 2},
  • Kwang-Jin KimA. Malik
  • Published 1 February 2003
  • Biology
  • American journal of physiology. Lung cellular and molecular physiology
Alveolar lining fluid normally contains proteins of important physiological, antioxidant, and mucosal defense functions [such as albumin, immunoglobulin G (IgG), secretory IgA, transferrin, and ceruloplasmin]. Because concentrations of plasma proteins in alveolar fluid can increase in injured lungs (such as with permeability edema and inflammation), understanding how alveolar epithelium handles protein transport is needed to develop therapeutic measures to restore alveolar homeostasis. This… 

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