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Journal of Cell Science & Therapy

Journal of Cell Science & Therapy
Open Access

ISSN: 2157-7013

Abstract

Protecting the Endothelial Cell Barrier

Atul D. Joshi , John D. Catravas

Endothelial barrier dysfunction (EBD) is a major cause of various vascular diseases such as sepsis, acute lung injury (ALI) and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) [1,2]. Current therapeutic strategies to mitigate these vascular pathologies involve administration of broad-spectrum antibiotics [3,4] and anti-cytokine antibodies [5,6] providing limited alleviation of symptoms and are clearly insufficient.

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