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
Impact factor
5.125 (2011)

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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 ...

Pediatrics

Infants born preterm may lack key lung cells later in life

Mice born into an oxygen-rich environment respond worse to the flu once fully grown due to an absence of certain lung cells, a discovery that provides a potential explanation for preterm infants' added susceptibility to influenza ...

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

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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