Isolation of Lung Alveolar Walls

  • Verne D. Hospelhorn
  • William H. J. Douglas
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 79)


Disintegration of peripheral lung tissue followed by filtration through an 80 mesh stainless steel screen yields a filtrate containing tissue particles with properties consistent with their identification as fragments of alveolar walls. Application of this procedure readily yields large quantities of alveolar wall tissue.


Collagen Fiber Elastic Fiber Mesh Screen Alveolar Wall Interlobular Septum 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Verne D. Hospelhorn
    • 1
    • 2
  • William H. J. Douglas
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.O’Donnell Memorial LaboratoryWill Rogers HospitalSaranac LakeUSA
  2. 2.W. Alton Jones Cell Science CenterLake PlacidUSA

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