Circulating surfactant protein-D as a biomarker of severity in stable chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases

Pulmonary surfactant protein D (SP-D) is considered a candidate biomarker for lung integrity and for disease progression. In the present study, we aimed to estimate the serum levels of SP-D in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and to assess the correlation of these biomarker...

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Main Authors: Doaa S.E. Zaky, Mona Naiem, Hoda A. Eid, Zeinab R. Adawy, Sabah E. Abd-Elraheem, Zakia A.Z. Mohamed
Format: Article
Published: Wolters Kluwer Medknow Publications 2014-07-01
Series:Egyptian Journal of Chest Disease and Tuberculosis
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