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A model of tracer transport in airway surface liquid.

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This study is concerned with reconciling theoretical modelling of the fluid flow in the airway surface liquid with experimental visualisation of tracer transport in human airway epithelial cultures. The airways are covered by a dense mat of cilia of length approximately 6 microm beating in a watery periciliary liquid (PCL). Above this there is a layer of viscoelastic mucus which traps inhaled pathogens. Cilia propel mucus along the airway towards the trachea and mouth. Theoretical analyses of...

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10.1007/s11538-006-9163-z

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Mathematical Inst
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Author
Journal:
Bulletin of mathematical biology
Volume:
69
Issue:
3
Pages:
817-836
Publication date:
2007-04-05
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EISSN:
1522-9602
ISSN:
0092-8240
URN:
uuid:10edb242-99da-4084-9b62-27c836e48a29
Source identifiers:
27528
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pubs:27528

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