American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology

The American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology publishes papers that report significant and original observations in the area of pulmonary biology. The focus of the Journal includes, but is not limited to, cellular, biochemical, molecular, developmental, genetic, and immunologic studies of lung cells and molecules.

Publisher
American Thoracic Society
Website
http://ajrcmb.atsjournals.org/
Impact factor
5.125 (2011)

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Medical research

Hunger-blocking hormone reverses opioid overdose in mice

In 2018, researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine showed that delivering the hunger-suppressing hormone leptin into the nose could ease breathing problems in sleeping obese mice. In addition to its role in metabolism, leptin ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Clinicians treating COVID-19 say don't rush to try novel therapies

Intensivists caution against the use of premature novel therapies in lieu of traditional critical care principles in patients with COVID-19 in a recent correspondence letter in the American Journal of Respiratory Cell and ...

Immunology

Body's cellular 'recycling system' implicated in chronic asthma

Current asthma treatments are quite effective in reducing patient symptoms in the short term however the structural changes in an asthmatic's airways, caused by persistent and chronic inflammation, is difficult to reverse.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Autoimmunity plays role in development of COPD, study finds

Autoimmunity plays a role in the development of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a study led by Georgia State University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center that analyzed human genome information ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Restoring lipid synthesis could reduce lung fibrosis

Pulmonary fibrosis, an ongoing process of scarring that leaves patients chronically short of breath, can progress in severity until the only course of treatment is lung transplant. A new study shows that restoring the lipids ...

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