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Volume 2015, Article ID 573210, 12 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/573210
Review Article

Breakdown of Epithelial Barrier Integrity and Overdrive Activation of Alveolar Epithelial Cells in the Pathogenesis of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome and Lung Fibrosis

Division of Neurology, Respirology, Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Miyazaki, Kiyotake, Miyazaki 889-1692, Japan

Received 19 June 2015; Revised 5 September 2015; Accepted 15 September 2015

Academic Editor: Francesco Bonella

Copyright © 2015 Shigehisa Yanagi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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