Time-dependent changes in nasal ciliary beat frequency

  title={Time-dependent changes in nasal ciliary beat frequency},
  author={J{\"o}rg Ulrich Sommer and Shalini Gross and Karl Hoermann and Boris Alexander Stuck},
  journal={European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology},
As the ex vivo lifetime of nasal ciliary cells is limited, these cells have to be transferred to a culture medium for analysis with vital cytology immediately. Although the ciliary beat frequency (CBF) is likely to change over time, sufficient data regarding changes in the ex vivo CBF has not been published to date. In the present study, nasal epithelial cells were harvested from the mucosa of the inferior turbinate of 19 healthy volunteers with a cytology brush. Beating cilia were visualized… CONTINUE READING