Funding for this research was provided by:
National Institutes of Health (1R56HL127395)
Received: 26 March 2019
Accepted: 22 July 2019
First Online: 29 July 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Human lung fibroblasts (HLF) were isolated from human lungs rejected for transplantation through the Regional Organ Bank of Illinois (ROBI)/Gift of Hope. No IRB protocol is required for using lungs from deceased de-identified individuals.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.