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Blood-Air Barrier

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Disease relevance of Blood-Air Barrier

  • Cases associated with oligohydramnios showed a characteristic series of changes with narrow airways, retardation of epithelial and interstitial growth, delay in development of blood-air barriers, and low concentrations of phospholipid phosphorus, lecithin phosphorus, total palmitate, and lecithin palmitate [1].

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Associations of Blood-Air Barrier with chemical compounds

  • This suggested that the augmentation of responses was not mediated by the action of LPS to modulate the air-blood barrier against the entry of antigen via lung [12].
  • Hyperoxia had a less marked effect but appeared to retard the final invagination of the plexus, resulting in a thicker air-blood barrier [13].
  • In addition, ESI and EELS are shown to distinguish between different tracers in simultaneous applications of La and terbium (Tb) which were used at the different faces of the pulmonary air-blood barrier [14].
  • Ruptured blood-air barriers also occur in the nicotine exposed lungs of rats of all age groups [15].
  • The physiological respiratory dynamics were successfully simulated and found to enhance significantly the transpulmonary permeation of progesterone and its hydroxy derivatives through bullfrog lung membrane, a model air-blood barrier [16].

Analytical, diagnostic and therapeutic context of Blood-Air Barrier

  • Morphometric results demonstrate a significant increase in intracapillary granulocrit and air-blood barrier thickness 24 hours after cecal ligation and puncture in C5-sufficient septic mice [2].


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