Revista Cubana de Investigaciones Biomédicas
versión On-line ISSN 1561-3011
TRAVIESO NOVELLES, María del Carmen. After half a century of studying the pulmonary surfactant system. Rev Cubana Invest Bioméd [online]. 2006, vol.25, n.2, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1561-3011.
The history and present state of the knowledge about the endogenous pulmonary surfactant system was examined, making emphasis on the biochemical composition and its biological functions at the lung level, as well as on the sources and ways of obtention of the exogenous surfactants, on some products that have been successfully introduced into the medical practice and on others that are at advanced stages of their cycle of obtention and evaluation. It also approaches the goals of research in this field.
Palabras llave : Pulmonary surfactant; respiratory distress syndrome of the newborn; phospholipids; surfactant proteins.