The ontogeny of pulmonary surfactant secretion in the embryonic green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas).

@article{Sullivan2001TheOO,
  title={The ontogeny of pulmonary surfactant secretion in the embryonic green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas).},
  author={Lucy C. Sullivan and Sandra Orgeig and P G Wood and Christopher Brian Daniels},
  journal={Physiological and biochemical zoology : PBZ},
  year={2001},
  volume={74 4},
  pages={493-501}
}
Pulmonary surfactant, consisting predominantly of phosphatidylcholine (PC), is secreted from Type II cells into the lungs of all air-breathing vertebrates, where it functions to reduce surface tension. In mammals, glucocorticoids and thyroid hormones contribute to the maturation of the surfactant system. It is possible that phylogeny, lung structure, and the environment may influence the development of the surfactant system. Here, we investigate the ontogeny of PC secretion from cocultured Type… CONTINUE READING

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Pulmonary surfactant , consisting predominantly of phosphatidylcholine ( PC ) , is secreted from Type II cells into the lungs of all air - breathing vertebrates , where it functions to reduce surface tension .
Pulmonary surfactant , consisting predominantly of phosphatidylcholine ( PC ) , is secreted from Type II cells into the lungs of all air - breathing vertebrates , where it functions to reduce surface tension .
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