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A Human Syndrome Caused by Immotile Cilia

Björn A. Afzelius
Science
New Series, Vol. 193, No. 4250 (Jul. 23, 1976), pp. 317-319
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1742362
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Abstract

Four subjects who produced immotile sperm were studied. In three of the subjects, who had frequent bronchitis and sinusitis, there was no mucociliary transport, as measured by tracheobronchial clearance. Electron microscopy indicated that cilia from cells of these patients lack dynein arms.

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