Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa Express and Secrete Human Surfactant Proteins

Abstract

Surfactant proteins (SP), originally known from human lung surfactant, are essential to proper respiratory function in that they lower the surface tension of the alveoli. They are also important components of the innate immune system. The functional significance of these proteins is currently reflected by a very large and growing number of publications. The… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0053705

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