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BACKGROUND Secretory component (SC), Clara cell protein (CC10) and to some extent, IgM are proteins locally synthetized in airways. Albumin, alpha 2-macroglobulin and alpha 1-antitrypsin are mainly plasma proteins. In patients with asthma, blood proteins may occur in greater amounts in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) than in control subjects because of(More)
This report investigated the associations between blood pressure and the levels of various divalent cations in blood and urine in the population at large. The 1,982 participants (963 men and 1019 women; mean age 48 years) constituted a stratified random sample of the population of 4 Belgian districts. Systolic/diastolic pressure averaged 133/78 mmHg in men,(More)
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