Alterations in composition and function of surfactant associated with torpor in Sminthopsis crassicaudata.

@article{Langman1996AlterationsIC,
  title={Alterations in composition and function of surfactant associated with torpor in Sminthopsis crassicaudata.},
  author={Craig Langman and Sandra Orgeig and Christopher Brian Daniels},
  journal={The American journal of physiology},
  year={1996},
  volume={271 2 Pt 2},
  pages={R437-45}
}
Cold profoundly influences lung compliance in homeothermic mammals. Much of this effect has traditionally been attributed to the inactivation of the surfactant system. However, many mammals undergo large fluctuations in body temperature (heterothermic mammals). Here, the surfactant lipid composition and lung compliance of warm-active dunnarts (Sminthopsis crassicaudata) and the homeothermic mouse (Mus musculus) [body temperature (Tb) = 35-37 degrees C] were compared with those of dunnarts… CONTINUE READING
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