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Lung Cell Biology

Handbook of Physiology, The Respiratory System, Circulation and Nonrespiratory Functions

  1. Ewald R. Weibel

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp030102

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Weibel, E. R. 2011. Lung Cell Biology. Comprehensive Physiology. 47–91.

Author Information

  1. Department of Anatomy, University of Berne, Berne, Switzerland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Basic Plan of the Cell
    • 1.1
      Cell Nucleus
    • 1.2
      Cytoplasmic Membrane Systems and Granules
    • 1.3
      Mitochondria
    • 1.4
      Ground Substance and Cytoskeleton
    • 1.5
      Plasma Membrane
  • 2
    Organization of Lung Cell Population
    • 2.1
      Histogenetic Origin of Lung Cells and Tissues
    • 2.2
      Differentiation of Functional Zones
    • 2.3
      Morphometry of Lung Cell Population
  • 3
    Epithelium
    • 3.1
      Epithelium of Conducting Airways
    • 3.2
      Alveolar Epithelium
  • 4
    Vascular Endothelium
    • 4.1
      Structure of Capillary Endothelium
    • 4.2
      Structure of Arterial and Venous Endothelium
    • 4.3
      Metabolic Functions of Endothelial Cells
  • 5
    Interstitial Cells
    • 5.1
      Cells Related to Connective Tissue Fibers
    • 5.2
      Interstitial Cells With Contractile Properties
    • 5.3
      Lymphatics and Free Cells
    • 5.4
      Nerves
  • 6
    Cells of Pulmonary Defense System
    • 6.1
      Alveolar and Interstitial Macrophages
    • 6.2
      Cells of Immune Defense System
    • 6.3
      Granulocytes
  • 7
    Mesothelial Cells of Pleura