Philippe Kleinmann

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Protease-activated receptors are G protein-coupled receptors activated by serine-proteases. Protease-activated receptor 2 is involved in the regulation of airway smooth muscle tone but its effects vary according to species and experimental conditions. We determined the effects of protease-activated receptor 2 activation on smooth muscle tone and airway(More)
BACKGROUND In vivo, the airways are constantly subjected to oscillatory strain (due to tidal breathing during spontaneous respiration) and (in the event of mechanical ventilation) positive pressure. This exposure is especially problematic for the cartilage-free bronchial tree. The effects of cyclic stretching (other than high-force stretching) have not been(More)
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