Distribution of the surfactant-associated protein C within a lung surfactant model film investigated by near-field optical microscopy.

@article{Kramer2000DistributionOT,
  title={Distribution of the surfactant-associated protein C within a lung surfactant model film investigated by near-field optical microscopy.},
  author={Achim Kramer and A Wintergalen and Manfred Sieber and H. J. Galla and Matthias A Amrein and Reinhard Guckenberger},
  journal={Biophysical journal},
  year={2000},
  volume={78 1},
  pages={458-65}
}
Lung surfactant films at the air/water interface exhibit the particularity that surfactant molecules are expelled from the surface monolayer into a surface associated multilamellar phase during compression. They are able to re-enter the surface film during the following expansion. The underlying mechanism for this behavior is not fully understood yet. However, an important role is ascribed to the surfactant-associated protein C (SP-C). Here, we studied a model lung surfactant, consisting of… CONTINUE READING

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