Inhibition of surfactant subtype convertase in radiation model of adult respiratory distress syndrome.

@article{Gross1991InhibitionOS,
  title={Inhibition of surfactant subtype convertase in radiation model of adult respiratory distress syndrome.},
  author={Nicholas J. Gross},
  journal={The American journal of physiology},
  year={1991},
  volume={260 4 Pt 1},
  pages={L311-7}
}
The accompanying paper [Am. J. Physiol. 260 (Lung Cell. Mol. Physiol. 4): L302-L310, 1991] showed that in the radiation pneumonitis model of adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) there was an excess of the proximate, higher buoyant density subtypes of alveolar surfactant, and a decrease in the light buoyant density form. Because the surfactant subtypes normally evolve from the former to the latter a delay in the alveolar metabolism of surfactant could explain this disproportion. Three… CONTINUE READING