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Respiration

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Which of the following secrete surfactant: (LQ)



A Type II pneumocytes
B Type I pneumocytes

C Goblet cells
D Paneth cells

Ans. A Type II pneumocytes

Surfactant is made up of PHOSPHOLIPID- DI-PALMITOIL-PHOPHATIDYL-CHOLINE (DPPC) Q + two major proteins having molecular weights of 32,000 and 10,000. It is secreted by TYPE II ALVEOLAR EPITHELIAL CELLS (type II pneumocytes) Q.