Possmayer, Fred, Hall, Stephen B., Haller, Thomas, Petersen, Nils O., Zuo, Yi Y., Bernardino de la Serna, Jorge, Postle, Anthony D., Veldhuizen, Ruud A.W. and Orgeig, Sandra
Recent advances in alveolar biology: some new looks at the alveolar interface
[in special issue: Supplement of the 2nd International Congress of Respiratory Science]
Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology, 173, supplement 1, . (doi:10.1016/j.resp.2010.02.014). (PMID:20206718).
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This article examines the manner in which some new methodologies and novel concepts have contributed to our understanding of how pulmonary surfactant reduces alveolar surface tension. Investigations utilizing small angle X-ray diffraction, inverted interface fluorescence microscopy, time of flight-secondary ion mass spectroscopy, atomic force microscopy, two-photon fluorescence microscopy and electrospray mass spectroscopy are highlighted and a new model of ventilation-induced acute lung injury described. This contribution attempts to emphasize how these new approaches have resulted in a fuller appreciation of events presumably occurring at the alveolar interface.
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