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surfactant homeostasis

Any process involved in the maintenance of a steady-state level of the surface-active lipoprotein mixture which coats the alveoli. [PMID:9751757]
National Institutes of Health

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Highly Cited
2016
Highly Cited
2016
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a lethal interstitial lung disease characterized by airway remodeling, inflammation… Expand
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2013
2013
Respiratory distress syndrome (RDS), which is induced by insufficient production of surfactant, is the leading cause of mortality… Expand
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Review
2013
Review
2013
Surfactant is an agent that decreases the surface tension between two media. The surface tension between gaseous-aqueous… Expand
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Highly Cited
2008
Highly Cited
2008
Primary pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP) is a rare syndrome characterized by accumulation of surfactant in the lungs that is… Expand
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Highly Cited
2005
Highly Cited
2005
Surfactant protein D (SP-D) is a member of the collectin family of the innate host defense proteins. In the lung, SP-D is… Expand
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Highly Cited
2003
Highly Cited
2003
Estrogens have well-documented effects on lung development and physiology. However, the classical estrogen receptor alpha… Expand
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Review
2002
Review
2002
Recent studies in transgenic mice have revealed important insights into the roles of GM-CSF in regulation of surfactant… Expand
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2000
2000
Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP) is caused by inactivation of either granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF… Expand
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Highly Cited
1998
Highly Cited
1998
Surfactant protein D (SP-D) is one of two collectins found in the pulmonary alveolus. On the basis of homology with other… Expand
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Review
1995
Review
1995
Elucidation of the structure and function of the hydrophobic surfactant protein (SP-B) and the SP-B gene has provided critical… Expand
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