Kinins are generated in nasal secretions during natural rhinovirus colds.

@article{Proud1990KininsAG,
  title={Kinins are generated in nasal secretions during natural rhinovirus colds.},
  author={David Proud and Robert M. Naclerio and Jack M. Gwaltney and J. Owen Hendley},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={1990},
  volume={161 1},
  pages={120-3}
}
A prospective study compared the levels of inflammatory mediators in nasal lavages from noninfected, asymptomatic subjects with the mediator content of lavages from the same subjects during naturally occurring rhinovirus colds. Samples were obtained from 16 subjects who experienced natural colds that could be attributed to rhinovirus infections. Kinin levels during symptomatic colds were significantly elevated (P less than .01) compared with those measured when the subjects were noninfected and… CONTINUE READING