Pulmonary surfactant-associated protein A levels in cadaveric sera with reference to the cause of death.

@article{Ishida2000PulmonarySP,
  title={Pulmonary surfactant-associated protein A levels in cadaveric sera with reference to the cause of death.},
  author={Kaori Ishida and Bao Li Zhu and L. F. Quan and Masaki Q. Fujita and Hitoshi Maeda},
  journal={Forensic science international},
  year={2000},
  volume={109 2},
  pages={125-33}
}
Pulmonary surfactant-associated protein A (SP-A) is an exclusively lung specific protein, and is considered to leak into the blood stream in alveolar septal damage. In this study we examined the serum SP-A level in forensic autopsy materials using an enzyme immunoassay with monoclonal antibodies to assess the postmortem level in relation to the cause and mode of death. Although a gradual postmortem degradation should be taken into consideration, topological relationship of serum level seemed to… CONTINUE READING