The alveolar epithelium can initiate the extrinsic coagulation cascade through expression of tissue factor.

Bastarache JA, Wang L, Geiser T, Wang Z, Albertine KH, Matthay MA, Ware LB
Thorax. 2007 62 (7): 608-16

PMID: 17356058 · PMCID: PMC2117249 · DOI:10.1136/thx.2006.063305

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Blood Coagulation Cells, Cultured Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay Female Fibrin Gene Expression Humans Immunohistochemistry Male Polymerase Chain Reaction Pulmonary Alveoli Pulmonary Edema Respiratory Mucosa RNA, Messenger Thromboplastin

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