|Dataset||MPO Gene-Phenotype Associations|
|Category||disease or phenotype associations|
|Description||absence of the granular and roughly cuboidal cells typically found at the alveolar-septal junction that modulate the fluid surrounding the alveolar epithelium by secreting and recycling surfactants, and also contribute to tissue repair and can differentiate after injury into a type I pneumocyte; type II cells cover a much smaller surface area than type I cells (less than 5 percent), but are much more numerous and contain lamellar bodies on the apical surface where surfactant is stored (Mammalian Phenotype Ontology, MP_0010812)|
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3 gene mutations causing the absent type ii pneumocytes phenotype in transgenic mice from the MPO Gene-Phenotype Associations dataset.