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Studies had proved that TNF-a derived TIP peptide inhalation could reduce the extravascular lung water index as well as increase the PaO(2)/FiO(2) ratio.[21],[22] The protective role of TNF-derived TIP peptide lies in that through binding to epithelial sodium channel-a, it is able to strengthen the barrier function and maintain permeability of the alveolar-capillary barrier.[23]