Surfactant metabolism of newborn lamb lungs studied in vivo.

  title={Surfactant metabolism of newborn lamb lungs studied in vivo.},
  author={Alan J Jobe and Machiko Ikegami and I Sarton-Miller and Luciano Barajas},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology: respiratory, environmental and exercise physiology},
  volume={49 6},
Surfactant, microsomal, and lamellar body fractions were isolated from the lungs of 5-day-old lambs 0.21-55 h after the intravenous injection of radiolabeled palmitic acid. The specific activities as cpm/mumol phospholipid phosphate of phosphatidylcholine, saturated phosphatidylcholine, phosphatidylglycerol, and phosphatidylethanolamine were measured. The… CONTINUE READING