Extracellular sodium regulates airway ciliary motility by inhibiting a P2X receptor.

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The mucociliary system is responsible for clearing inhaled particles and pathogens from the airways. This important task is performed by the beating of cilia and the consequent movement of mucus from the lungs to the upper airways. Because ciliary motility is enhanced by elevated intracellular calcium concentrations, inhibition of calcium influx could lead… (More)

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@article{Ma1999ExtracellularSR, title={Extracellular sodium regulates airway ciliary motility by inhibiting a P2X receptor.}, author={W. Ma and Alon Korngreen and Natalya Uzlaner and Zvi Priel and Shanni Silberberg}, journal={Nature}, year={1999}, volume={400 6747}, pages={894-7} }