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Abstract Suspensions of dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine (DPPC) bilayers containing 5, 10 or 20% (w/w) surfactant protein SP-B have been reconstituted and spread at air-liquid interfaces. Compression(More)
We have developed an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) that uses polyclonal or monoclonal anti-surfactant protein SP-B antibodies to quantitate purified SP-B in chloroform/methanol and in(More)
SP-B, a protein absolutely required to maintain the lungs open after birth, is synthesized in the pneumocytes as a precursor containing C-terminal and N-terminal domains flanking the mature sequence.(More)