The Role of Extracellular Matrix in Lung Diseases
- Corresponding Author:
- Metin Aytekin, PhD
Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Biology
Erciyes University, Kayseri, 38039, Turkey
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Received Date: March 12, 2014; Accepted Date: April 16, 2014; Published Date: April 23, 2014
Citation: Derya M, Yilmaz I, Aytekin M (2014) The Role of Extracellular Matrix in Lung Diseases. Biol Med 6:200. doi: 10.4172/0974-8369.1000200
Copyright: © 2014 Derya M. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The role of extracellular matrix in lung disease has been an area of increasing research interest. Numerous studies have demonstrated the importance of extracellular matrix in pulmonary pathologies. Evaluation of the intracellular function and basic structural properties of proteoglycan adhesion proteins and structural proteins may reveal new approaches to the treatment of pulmonary disease. This manuscript summarizes the role of extracellular matrix in pulmonary diseases based on the currently available literature.