The effect of dextran to restore the activity of pulmonary surfactant inhibited by albumin.

@article{Lu2002TheEO,
  title={The effect of dextran to restore the activity of pulmonary surfactant inhibited by albumin.},
  author={James J.-Q. Lu and Wendy Y W Cheung and Laura M Y Yu and Zdenka Policova and Dao Li and Michael L Hair and Andreas W. Neumann},
  journal={Respiratory physiology & neurobiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={130 2},
  pages={169-79}
}
Pulmonary surfactant is crucial to maintain the proper functioning of the respiration system. Certain types of blood proteins (e.g. albumin) were found to inhibit the activity of pulmonary surfactant. Axisymmetric Drop Shape Analysis (ADSA) was used to study the effect of dextran to restore the activity of an albumin-inhibited pulmonary surfactant. It was found that dextran could effectively restore surface tension properties of the inhibited surfactant in vitro. Furthermore, dextran improved… CONTINUE READING

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