The Effect Of E-Cigarettes (ec) On Nasal Platelet Activating Factor Receptor (pafr) Expression
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Vulnerability to invasive pneumococcal disease is associated with exposure to tobacco smoke . Bacterial adherence to host cells is key  to colonisation and infection. A mechanism by which pneumococci adhere to airway cells is by co-opting the platelet activating factor receptor (PAFR). We previously reported that PAFR expression is increased by cigarette smoke . In this study, we sought to determine if  nasal PAFR expression is associated with E-cigarette use in vivo.
AuthorsMiyashita, L; Suri, R; Grigg, J