Role of clotting factor(s) in the etiology of lung disease related to ciliostasis.

@article{Battista1980RoleOC,
  title={Role of clotting factor(s) in the etiology of lung disease related to ciliostasis.},
  author={Sabrina Battista and P Mione and Allen Lapey and Gianfranco Gori and W Metcher},
  journal={Archives of environmental health},
  year={1980},
  volume={35 4},
  pages={239-46}
}
Mucociliary experiments conducted in vitro using avian tracheal rings show that serum from both normal and cystic fibrosis patients will cause ciliostasis in airways. The evidence suggests that endogenous mucus is not inhibitory to cilia and that inhibition observed with serum is due to blood clotting factors (probably fibrin), since a variety of… CONTINUE READING