Levels of neutrophil elastase and cathepsin B activities, and cystatins in human sputum: relationship to inflammation.

@article{Buttle1990LevelsON,
  title={Levels of neutrophil elastase and cathepsin B activities, and cystatins in human sputum: relationship to inflammation.},
  author={David J. Buttle and David L Burnett and Magnus Abrahamson},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of clinical and laboratory investigation},
  year={1990},
  volume={50 5},
  pages={509-16}
}
Sputum samples from 25 patients with bronchiectasis were assayed enzymatically for myeloperoxidase, neutrophil elastase and cathepsin B, and immunologically for cystatin A, cystatin B, cystatin C, cystatin S and kininogen. High myeloperoxidase and neutrophil elastase levels were found in those sputum samples that were assessed visually to be purulent. These… CONTINUE READING