Developmental Study of a Lamellar Body Fraction Isolated From Human Amniotic Fluid

Summary: Several properties of a pellet fraction obtained on centrifuging amniotic fluid at 10,000 x g for 20 min were investigated. From these analyses, we defined a developmental profile which appears to describe the maturational process of the fetal lung surfactant system. At 14 to 18 wk gestation, the pellet fraction consisted of membrane-bound vesicles… CONTINUE READING