Different cilia response to adenosine triphosphate or benzalkonium chloride treatment in mouse nasal and tracheal culture.


OBJECTIVES Our purpose was to compare the ciliary function between the upper and lower airway. METHODS Basal ciliary beat frequency (CBF) and changes in CBF in response to exogenous stimuli [adenosine triphosphate (ATP) or benzalkonium chloride (BAC)] of primary cultured mouse nasal and tracheal epithelial cells were quantified using digital microscopy… (More)
DOI: 10.1159/000343800