Pulmonary surfactant transport in alveolar type II cells.


Pulmonary surfactant (PS) is a mixture of several lipids (mainly phosphatidylcholine; PC) and four apoproteins (A, B, C and D). The classical hypothesis of PS transport suggests that PS is synthesized in the endoplasmic reticulum and transported to the lamellar body (LB) via the Golgi apparatus. However, recent studies have raised questions regarding this… (More)


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