Wolfgang Sextro

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BACKGROUND Following reports on the treatment of diffuse panbronchiolitis (DPB), recent studies demonstrate that long term therapy with azithromycin (AZM) is effective in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. However, the underlying mechanisms remain uncertain. Some macrolides, including AZM, display inhibition of virulence factors and other antipseudomonal(More)
OBJECTIVES Hyaluronan, a major water binding component of the extracellular matrix, is synthesised within the cytosol and exported across the plasma membrane by the ABC-transporter MRP5 in fibroblasts. Although its synthesis is vital for embryogenesis, MRP5-deficient mice are without phenotype, suggesting that another transporter had substituted for the(More)
BACKGROUND Staphylococcus aureus is an important pathogen in cystic fibrosis (CF). However, it is not clear which factors are associated with worse lung function in patients with persistent S. aureus airway cultures. Our main hypothesis was that patients with high S. aureus density in their respiratory specimens would more likely experience worsening of(More)
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