The location of autologous serum albumin within the alveolar-capillary membrane was studied in the rat under physiological conditions using antialbumin antibodies labeled with peroxidase. Albumin was detected in the lung interstitium, and in numerous pinocytic vesicles within endothelial cells and type I alveolar epithelial cells. The immunoreaction was also positive at the level of plasmalemmal membranes of both cell types and in the alveolar lining material.

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