Rhinovirus infection induces mucus hypersecretion.

  title={Rhinovirus infection induces mucus hypersecretion.},
  author={Atsushi Yuta and William Doyle and Ethan Gaumond and Mushtaq Ali and Lawrence Tamarkin and James N. Baraniuk and Matthew Van Deusen and Sheldon Cohen and David Skoner},
  journal={American journal of physiology. Lung cellular and molecular physiology},
  volume={274 6},
Rhinorrhea is a prominent symptom of the common cold. Although increases in vascular permeability and serous cell secretion have been demonstrated in human nasal mucus during active rhinovirus infections, changes in mucin constituents have not been quantified. Nonallergic ( n= 48) and asymptomatic allergic rhinitis ( n = 32) subjects were inoculated with rhinovirus type hanks before the spring allergy season. Nasal lavages were performed before inoculation ( day 0), then daily for 5 days… CONTINUE READING


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