Fetal and neonatal samples of a precursor surfactant protein B inversely related to gestational age

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BACKGROUND Alveolar-capillary membrane leaks can increase the amount of surfactant protein B (SP-B) in the bloodstream. The purpose of this study was to measure the concentration of C-proSP-B, a SP-B precursor that includes C-terminal domains, in various body fluids of newborn infants and determine its dependence on gestational age. METHODS C-pro-SPB was… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2431-13-164

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