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BACKGROUND Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) infection is a common contributor to pulmonary symptoms in children with cystic fibrosis (CF). Here we examined RSV infection in immortalized bronchial epithelial cells (CFBE41o-) expressing wild-type (wt) or F508del cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR), for monolayer integrity and RSV(More)
Introduction The generation of bradykinin, a vasoactive peptide, capable of decreasing the blood pressure and increasing capillary permeability, has been implicated in the pathogenesis of bacterial shock. We demonstrated recently that the plasma level of all factors of the contact activation system, involved in the liberation of bradykinin, namely Hageman(More)
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