In the Preterm baby with respiratory distress syndrome, which of the following lipid content is deficient?
This is phospholipid consisting of two palmitic acids attached to a phosphatidylcholine head-group. This is a main component of surfactant in the lung which reduces surface tension.
(IUPAC name 1,3-bis(sn-3’-phosphatidyl)-sn-glycerol, also known as Calcutta antigen). is an important component of the inner mitochondrial membrane, where it constitutes about 20% of the total lipid composition.
Sphingomyelin is sphingolipid found in the cell membranes, especially membranous myelin sheath.