TITLE

Neurokinin A is the predominant tachykinin in human bronchoalveolar lavage fluid in normal and asthmatic subjects

AUTHOR(S)
Heaney, L. G.; Cross, L. J. M.; McGarvey, L. P. A.; Buchanan, K. D.; Ennis, M.; Shaw, C.
PUB. DATE
May 1998
SOURCE
Thorax;May1998, Vol. 53 Issue 5, p357
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
No abstract available.
ACCESSION #
67206273

 

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