Electron-microscopic demonstration of calcium ions at different stages of surfactant formation in normothermia and hypothermia

Abstract

Calcium par t ic ipa tes in the integrative react ions of the body [2, 7, 11, 13, 14], including in phospholipid, protein, and carbohydrate metabol ism [1, 5]. Calcium ions in lung t issues regulate the interstit ial fluid p res sure [9, 12]. The d i scovery of large numbers of calcium ions in washings from the bronchi and also in the amniotic fluid in the final s tages of formation of the fetus [8, 15] probably indicates their active participation in surfactant formation.

DOI: 10.1007/BF00837305

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@article{Lutsenko2004ElectronmicroscopicDO, title={Electron-microscopic demonstration of calcium ions at different stages of surfactant formation in normothermia and hypothermia}, author={M. T. Lutsenko and S. S. Tseluiko}, journal={Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine}, year={2004}, volume={99}, pages={671-674} }