The composition of pulmonary surfactant from diving mammals

  title={The composition of pulmonary surfactant from diving mammals},
  author={N. Miller and A. Postle and S. Orgeig and G. Koster and C. Daniels},
  journal={Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology},
  • N. Miller, A. Postle, +2 authors C. Daniels
  • Published 2006
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
  • Maintaining a functional pulmonary surfactant system at depth is critical for diving mammals to ensure that inspiration is possible upon re-emergence. The lipid and protein composition of lavage extracts from three pinniped species (California sea lion, Northern elephant seal and Ringed seal) were compared to several terrestrial species. Lavage samples were purified using a NaBr discontinuous gradient. Concentrations of phospholipid classes and molecular species were measured using electrospray… CONTINUE READING
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