Cell Biologists, Cytologists, Molecular Biologists, Physiologists, Pulmonologists, Researchers, Scientists
AJPLUNG covers molecular, cellular, and integrative aspects of normal and abnormal function of cells and components of the respiratory system. Areas of interest: airways, pulmonary circulation, lung endothelial and epithelial cells, the pleura, neuroendocrine and immunologic cells in the lung, neural cells involved in control of breathing, and cells of the diaphragm and thoracic muscles. The processes covered: include gas-exchange, metabolic control at the cellular level, intracellular signaling, gene expression, genomics, macromolecules and their turnover, cell-cell and cell-matrix interactions, cell motility, secretory mechanisms, membrane function, surfactant, matrix components, mucus and lining materials, lung defenses, macrophage function, transport of salt, water and protein, development and differentiation of the respiratory system, and response to the environment. Reports of research using innovative approaches in cell and organ physiology, molecular and cellular biology, molecular genetics, genomics including animal models of integrative function, biochemistry, biophysics, and morphology, are welcome. AJPLUNG encouragestranslational physiology that bridges the gap between basic lung, cellular, and molecular physiology and patient care. Manuscripts may transfer clinical insights into hypotheses that can be tested and validated in the basic research laboratory, or may transfer knowledge gained from basic research to human pathophysiology and to improved methods of treating or preventing disease.