Lung lipids and disease.

  title={Lung lipids and disease.},
  author={T. W. Higenbottam},
  journal={Respiration; international review of thoracic diseases},
  volume={55 Suppl 1},
Pulmonary surfactant is a complex mixture of proteins and phospholipids which possesses unique physical properties. It is no longer viewed just as a system for lowering surface tension but may play a protective role particularly with reference to inhalation of noxious substances. Derangement of the surfactant system may proceed to the development of disease by opening the way to toxic injury of the delicate epithelial lining of the lungs. Currently, it is believed that surfactant, which is… CONTINUE READING
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