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Lipid Synthesis and Surfactant Turnover in the Lungs

Handbook of Physiology, The Respiratory System, Circulation and Nonrespiratory Functions

  1. Richard J. King,
  2. John A. Clements

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp030108

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

King, R. J. and Clements, J. A. 2011. Lipid Synthesis and Surfactant Turnover in the Lungs. Comprehensive Physiology. 309–336.

Author Information

  1. Department of Physiology, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Lipid Composition of Lung Tissue
    • 1.1
      Parenchyma
    • 1.2
      Alveolar Type II Cells
    • 1.3
      Pulmonary Surfactant
  • 2
    Metabolic Pathways of Lipids in Lung Tissue
    • 2.1
      Phosphatidylcholine
    • 2.2
      Phosphatidylglycerol
    • 2.3
      Other Lipids in Surfactant
    • 2.4
      Enzymes of Lipid Synthesis
  • 3
    Regulation of Surfactant Metabolism
    • 3.1
      Regulation of Synthesis and Storage of Surfactant Components
    • 3.2
      Regulation of Secretion of Surfactant Components
    • 3.3
      Regulation of Clearance of Surfactant Components
    • 3.4
      Relationship Between Protein and Lipid Metabolism
  • 4
    Compartmental Analysis in Studies of Surfactant Turnover