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Pulmonary Surfactant-Associated Protein A

"Pulmonary Surfactant-Associated Protein A" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

An abundant pulmonary surfactant-associated protein that binds to a variety of lung pathogens, resulting in their opsinization. It also stimulates MACROPHAGES to undergo PHAGOCYTOSIS of microorganisms. Surfactant protein A contains a N-terminal collagen-like domain and a C-terminal lectin domain that are characteristic of members of the collectin family of proteins.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Pulmonary Surfactant-Associated Protein A" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Pulmonary Surfactant-Associated Protein A" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 22 publications over 16 distinct years, with a maximum of 3 publications in 2003
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