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Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an autosomal recessive disorder caused by many types of genetic defects, including premature stop codons. Gentamicin can suppress stop mutations in CF transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) in vitro and in vivo, leading to improvements in CFTR-dependent ion transport and protein localization to the apical surface of respiratory(More)
A workshop to discuss anti-inflammatory approaches in the treatment of CF was held at Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research (NIBR, Horsham, UK) in March 2008. Key opinion leaders in the field (Hugo De Jonge, Stuart Elborn, Erich Gulbins, Mike Konstan, Rick Moss, Scott Randell and Adriano Rossi), and NIBR scientists were brought together to(More)
Ceruminoma is a catch-all term that has caused much confusion both in the literature and in clinical practice in regard to the specific histologic diagnosis and proper treatment for tumors arising from the ceruminous glands of the external ear canal. The term ceruminoma has been used in the past to refer to both benign and malignant lesions. To clarify the(More)
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