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Phospholipid content, composition and biosynthesis during fetal lung development in the rabbit.
The phospholipid content and composition of lung wash and lung tissue as well as the activities of the enzymes involved in the synthesis of phosphatidylcholine and phosphatidylglycerol (the major
Studies on pulmonary surfactant. Effects of cortisol administration to fetal rabbits on lung phospholipid content, composition and biosynthesis.
TLDR
Data suggest that cortisol acts by accelerating physiological development, as well as on the activities of enzymes involved in the synthesis of phosph atidylcholine and phosphatidylglycerol, the major surface-active components of surfactant.
Stimulation of surfactant production by oxytocin-induced labor in the rabbit.
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It is suggested that labor stimulates both the synthesis and secretion of surfactant in the immediate postnatal period and thus may be an important factor in the prevention of the respiratory distress syndrome of the newborn.
Cholinephosphotransferase from rabbit lung microsomes. An improved assay and specificity towards exogenous diacylglycerols
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The enzyme exhibited a preference for unsaturated diacylglycerols, which is in keeping with other evidence that the bulk of pulmonary dipalmitoylglycersophosphocholine is not synthesized de novo, and the order of preference was unaffected by changes in pH or temperature.