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Hepatocyte Growth Factor, a Determinant of Airspace Homeostasis in the Murine Lung

  • Carla Calvi equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Carla Calvi, Megan Podowski

    Affiliation: Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Megan Podowski equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Carla Calvi, Megan Podowski

    Affiliation: Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Armando Lopez-Mercado,

    Affiliation: Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Shana Metzger,

    Affiliation: Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Kaori Misono,

    Affiliation: Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Alla Malinina,

    Affiliation: Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Dustin Dikeman,

    Affiliation: Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Hataya Poonyagariyon,

    Affiliation: Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Leslie Ynalvez,

    Affiliation: Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Roshanak Derakhshandeh,

    Affiliation: Department of Pathology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Anne Le,

    Affiliation: Department of Pathology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Mark Merchant,

    Affiliation: Department of Translational Oncology, Genentech, South San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • Ralph Schwall †,

    † Deceased.

    Affiliation: Department of Translational Oncology, Genentech, South San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • Enid R. Neptune mail

    eneptune@jhmi.edu

    Affiliation: Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Published: February 14, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1003228

About the Authors

Carla Calvi, Megan Podowski, Armando Lopez-Mercado, Shana Metzger, Kaori Misono, Alla Malinina, Dustin Dikeman, Hataya Poonyagariyon, Leslie Ynalvez, Enid R. Neptune
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
Roshanak Derakhshandeh, Anne Le
Department of Pathology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
Mark Merchant, Ralph Schwall
Department of Translational Oncology, Genentech, South San Francisco, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: eneptune@jhmi.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: ERN MM RS. Performed the experiments: CC MP AL-M SM KM HP AL RD DD LY AM. Analyzed the data: ERN CC MP AL-M SM KM HP AM AL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MM RS AL. Wrote the paper: ERN.