Advertisement

A Primer on Pulmonary Cell Biology: Lung Cells and their Functions

  • G. A. Zimmerman
Part of the Developments in Critical Care Medicine and Anesthesiology book series (DCCA, volume 25)

Abstract

The lung contains over 40 different cell types. Each has a variety of structural and metabolic functions that may be altered by disease states. The potential funetions of some of these cells have been studied in detail (1,2), while the activities of other cell types are little known. In this diseussi on we will emphasize several specifie cells that are important in a variety of syndromes of lung injury. For practical purposes the cells of the pulmonary parenehyma ean be divided into a few groups.

Keywords

Alveolar Macrophage Lung Defense Alveolar Surface Ciliated Epithelial Cell Normal Human Lung 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. 1.
    Gail D.B., Lenfant J.M.: Cells of the lung: Biology and clinical implications. Am Rev Resp Dis 127:366–87, 1983PubMedGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Crystal R.G., West J.B., Barnes P.J., Cherniack N.S., Weibel E.R.. The Lung. Scientific Foundations. New York, Raven Press, 1991Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Harada R.N., Repine J.E. Pulmonary host defense mechanisms. Chest 87:247–52,1985PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    Kaltreider H.B.. Immune defenses of the lung. In Respiratory Infections (Sande M.A., Hudson L.D., Root R.K., eds.) New York, Churchill Livingston, 1986, p 47–70Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. A. Zimmerman

There are no affiliations available

Personalised recommendations