Fetal lung in organ culture. III. Comparison of dexamethasone, thyroxine, and methylxanthines.

@article{Gross1980FetalLI,
  title={Fetal lung in organ culture. III. Comparison of dexamethasone, thyroxine, and methylxanthines.},
  author={Ian Gross and Christine M. Wilson and Linda D. Ingleson and Arlette Brehier and Seamus Rooney},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology: respiratory, environmental and exercise physiology},
  year={1980},
  volume={48 5},
  pages={872-7}
}
Exposure of explants of fetal rat lung to dexamethasone, thyroxine, or the methylxanthines, aminophylline and caffeine, resulted in a significant increase in the rate of choline incorporation into all the choline-containing phospholipids. Dexamethasone, aminophylline, or caffeine treatment also resulted in an increase in the percentage of radioactivity from [3H]acetate in the surfactant-associated phospholipids, disaturated phosphatidylcholine, and phosphatidylglycerol and a corresponding… CONTINUE READING