Graphic analysis of contraction-distension isotherms for pulmonary surfactant monolayers

B. R. Mogilevich, G. V. Ostrovskaya, I. A. Khasabova, V. A. Berezovskii, V. K. Rybal'chenko

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Abstract

A new method for analyzing the surface-active properties of pulmonary surfactants is proposed, based on calculating a “local stability index” and then plotting this index as a function of S/So, where So and S are, respectively, the initial and contracted areas of the surfactant monolayer formed at the interface. The course of the curves thus obtained allows for reasonably precise and easy comparisons of alterations in the surface-active properties of pulmonary surfactants in response to different factors acting on the body.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1003-1005
Number of pages3
JournalBulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
Volume120
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1995

Keywords

  • analytical methods
  • pulmonary surfactants
  • surface tension
  • surface-active properties

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