Elastase inhibitors in sputum from bronchitic patients with and without alpha 1-proteinase inhibitor deficiency: partial characterization of a hitherto unquantified inhibitor of neutrophil elastase.

@article{Morrison1987ElastaseII,
  title={Elastase inhibitors in sputum from bronchitic patients with and without alpha 1-proteinase inhibitor deficiency: partial characterization of a hitherto unquantified inhibitor of neutrophil elastase.},
  author={H M Morrison and Johannes A. Kramps and Simon Charles Afford and David L Burnett and Joop H. Dijkman and Robert Andrew Stockley},
  journal={Clinical science},
  year={1987},
  volume={73 1},
  pages={19-28}
}
Anti-elastase function in sputum sol-phase from patients with alpha 1-proteinase inhibitor (alpha 1PI) deficiency was compared with sol-phase from patients with cigarette smoke-induced bronchitis and emphysema. Both alpha 1PI (2P less than 0.01) and anti-leucoprotease (ALP) (2P less than 0.01) concentrations were lower in sol-phase from the alpha 1PI… CONTINUE READING