Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Lung Inflammation

Edited by Kian Chung Ong

Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre

In order to perform its function in gas exchange, the lungs and all components of the respiratory system are constantly exposed to pathogens, toxins, pollutants, irritants, and allergens in the environment. Lung inflammation involves an array of mechanisms to defend the lung against these extrinsic agents and to repair injured tissue. Additionally, the lungs are a frequent target at risk to conditions associated with systemic inflammation that cause multi-organ damage. The inflammatory reaction in the lung is a complex and dynamic process, and our understanding in this field is rapidly progressing. Further elucidation of the complexity of inflammation will likely improve the clinicians approach to as well as the treatment of a myriad of lung disorders. The chapters in this book are selected topics of current interest in lung inflammation.

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Lung InflammationEdited by Kian Chung Ong

Published: May 14th 2014

DOI: 10.5772/57068

ISBN: 978-953-51-1373-7

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-7204-8

Copyright year: 2014

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8495 Total Chapter Downloads

23 Crossref Citations

23 Web of Science Citations

40 Dimensions Citations


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1. Lung Inflammation, Oxidative Stress and Air Pollution

By Elisa Couto Gomes and Geraint Florida-James


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2. Macrophage Polarization in Lung Biology and Diseases

By Leema George, Swapna Upadhyay, Koustav Ganguly and Tobias Stoeger


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3. The Role of MMPs in the Progression of Chronic Lung Inflammatory Diseases

By Masaki Fujita


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4. Nature and Consequences of the Systemic Inflammatory Response Induced by Lung Inflammation

By Kunihiko Hiraiwa and Stephan F. van Eeden


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