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Recent advances in alveolar biology: some new looks at the alveolar interface

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 (2010) 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, S55-S64. (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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Published date: 31 August 2010
Organisations: Clinical & Experimental Sciences


Local EPrints ID: 195581
ISSN: 1569-9048
PURE UUID: 464c4308-f1ac-49c7-9518-8b1272cb3c53
ORCID for Anthony D. Postle: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 23 Aug 2011 13:29
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 11:24

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Author: Fred Possmayer
Author: Stephen B. Hall
Author: Thomas Haller
Author: Nils O. Petersen
Author: Yi Y. Zuo
Author: Jorge Bernardino de la Serna
Author: Ruud A.W. Veldhuizen
Author: Sandra Orgeig

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