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Azithromycin has an antiproliferative and autophagic effect on airway smooth muscle cells
Azithromycin is used in long-term, low-dose treatment of airway diseases where airway wall remodelling is present. Since it improves total score symptom and respiratory function of such patients, we hypothesise that ...
Non-genomic effect of testosterone on airway smooth muscle
Background and purpose: Recent studies on blood vessels have provided evidence that testosterone may exert direct effects on smooth muscle. However, an acute effect on airway reactivity has not been shown yet. The aim of ...
Epithelium-dependent effect of L-glutamate on airways: involvement of prostaglandins
WE, investigated the effect of the excitatory amino acid (EAA) receptor agonists L-glutamate, N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA), (RS)-a-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazole propionic acid (AMPA) and kainic acid on KCl-induced ...
Indoor maternal smoking doubles adolescents' exhaled carbon monoxide
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of indoor smoking. Exhaled carbon monoxide WO) concentrations were measured on a CO monitor by a vital capacity manoeuvre in three groups of adolescents: non-smokers with ...
Spironolactone increases permeability of visceral sheep peritoneum
Aldosterone is a key component of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system, and spironolactone, an aldosterone receptor blocker, shows beneficial effects in patients with end-stage renal disease and heart failure. The aim ...