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Inhibitors of cathepsin D belong to chemical compounds that estrify carboxyl groups of the Asp33 and Asp231 residues of its catalytic site, penta-peptides containing statin, i.e. the amino acid similar in structure to the tetraedric indirect product, and polypeptides found in the spare organs of many plants and forming permanent noncovalent complexes with… (More)
Thiocyanates (SCN-) are ubiquitous in nature. There are indispensable part of host defense system that act as a substrate for lactoperoxidase (LPO). In our study we present initial data on SCN- concentration in saliva of CF patients in comparison to healthy non-smokers and healthy smokers. 5 ml of saliva was collected from each subject to a sterile tube and… (More)
In this paper we present an interesting case of cystic fibrosis patient with rare genotype de12,3/2184insA and atypical clinical image including: mild symptoms in an early phase of disease, quick progress of lung disease, complicated with pneumothorax after Bordetella pertussis infection and very good response to systemic and inhaled steroid therapy.