Oyster ciliary inhibition by cystic fibrosis factor

Barbara H. Bowman, Lillian H. Lockhart, Michael L. McCombs

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Ciliary inhibition in oysters serves as an assay in identifying a serum factor in cystic fibrosis patients and heterozygotes. Serums from 47 patients with cystic fibrosis and 19 heterozygotes caused ciliary cessation within 35 minutes, whereas serums from only 2 of 64 individuals without cystic fibrosis inhibited ciliary activity within this time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)325-326
Number of pages2
Issue number3877
StatePublished - 1969

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