[Surfactant proteins A and D: major factors of the immune response of the lung].

Abstract

Surfactant proteins (SP) A and D play a key role in pulmonary host defense of preterm and term newborns. SP-A and SP-D have structural elements of both collagens and lectins, for which they are called "collectins". SP-A and SP-D coordinate the innate and adaptive immune response in the lung and convey protection against infection in amniotic fluid and… (More)

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@article{Kramer2003SurfactantPA, title={[Surfactant proteins A and D: major factors of the immune response of the lung].}, author={Boris Kramer and Christian Paul Speer}, journal={Zeitschrift fur Geburtshilfe und Neonatologie}, year={2003}, volume={207 2}, pages={41-7} }