Sputum dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine level as a novel airway inflammatory marker in asthmatic children

Shaheen, Malak ; Mahmoud, M.A. ; Abdel Aziz, M.M. ; El Morsy, H.I. ; Abdel Khalik, K.A. 


Abstract


Pulmonary surfactant is a unique mixture of lipids and surfactant-specific proteins. Phosphatidylcholine comprises almost 80% of the total surfactant lipids, about half of which is dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine (DPPC). Alteration of surfactant composition and function is documented with various airway or lung parenchyma disorders.


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Issue Date 2009
Journal Clinical Respiratory Journal 
URI http://172.16.6.18:8080/jspui123456789/86
DOI 2
95-101
http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-68849101781&partnerID=MN8TOARS
3
1752-699X
10.1111/j.1752-699X.2009.00127.x


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