Cystic fibrosis and beta-adrenergic response of airway epithelial cell cultures.

Confluent cell sheets were cultured from the tracheal epithelium of normal humans or from tracheal and nasal epithelia of patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). Changes in short-circuit current (Isc) or cyclic AMP (cAMP) levels in response to 10(-5) M isoproterenol were measured. In CF tracheal cells the response to isoproterenol was transient, and the maximal… CONTINUE READING