A Method for Measuring Ciliary Beat Frequency in Vitro
For the lung to remain healthy, inhaled toxic particles such as dust or bacteria must be removed. Ciliated epithelium of the bronchi serves this function in part. The mucociliary clearance depends on load and structure of mucus and the condition of the epithelium itself. Several methods of measuring ciliary beat frequency in animals exist, but few can measure this in man. We developed an in vitro method for measuring ciliary beat frequency of the human bronchial tree.
KeywordsContrast Microscope Beat Frequency Ciliated Cell Mucociliary Clearance Rature Increment
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