John N Maina

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Affiliation: University of the Witwatersrand
Country: South Africa

Publications

  1. ncbi Development, structure, and function of a novel respiratory organ, the lung-air sac system of birds: to go where no other vertebrate has gone
    John N Maina
    School of Anatomical Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, 7 York Road, Parktown 2193, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Biol Rev Camb Philos Soc 81:545-79. 2006
  2. ncbi Thin and strong! The bioengineering dilemma in the structural and functional design of the blood-gas barrier
    John N Maina
    School of Anatomical Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Physiol Rev 85:811-44. 2005

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Publications2

  1. ncbi Development, structure, and function of a novel respiratory organ, the lung-air sac system of birds: to go where no other vertebrate has gone
    John N Maina
    School of Anatomical Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, 7 York Road, Parktown 2193, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Biol Rev Camb Philos Soc 81:545-79. 2006
    ..However, many fundamental aspects of the evolution, development, and even the structure and function of the avian respiratory system still remain uncertain...
  2. ncbi Thin and strong! The bioengineering dilemma in the structural and functional design of the blood-gas barrier
    John N Maina
    School of Anatomical Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Physiol Rev 85:811-44. 2005
    ..Under extreme conditions of operation and in some disease states, the barrier fails with serious consequences. The lamina densa which in many parts of the blood-gas barrier is <50 nm thin is a lifeline in the true sense of the word...