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Decreased pulmonary lactoferrin activity facilitates Pseudomonas biofilm formation in CF
  1. S J Kelly
  1. Consultant Respiratory Physician, Wrexham Maelor Hospital, North East Wales NHS Trust, Wrexham, UK;

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Lactoferrin is an important antimicrobial protein in the airways. In this study lactoferrin activity and Pseudomonas biofilm formation were investigated in sputum and bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid from age and genotype matched cystic fibrosis (CF) patients with and without P aeruginosa colonisation …

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