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Early life Ovalbumin sensitization and aerosol challenge for the induction of allergic airway inflammation in a BALB/c murine model

Mincham, K., Scott, N., Lauzon-Joset, J-F, Leffler, J., Stumbles, P., Holt, P. and Strickland, D. (2019) Early life Ovalbumin sensitization and aerosol challenge for the induction of allergic airway inflammation in a BALB/c murine model. BIO-PROTOCOL, 9 (5).

Link to Published Version: https://doi.org/10.21769/BioProtoc.3181
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Abstract

The early life period represents a time of immunological plasticity whereby the functionality immature immune system is highly susceptible to environmental stimulation. Perennial aeroallergen and respiratory viral infection induced sporadic episodes of lung inflammation during this temporal window represent major risk factors for initiation of allergic asthmatic disease. Murine models are widely used as an investigative tool to examine the pathophysiology of allergic asthma; however, models in current usage typically do not encapsulate the early life period which represents the time of maximal risk for disease inception in humans. To address this issue, this protocol adapted an experimental animal model of disease for sensitization to ovalbumin during the immediate post-weaning period beginning at 21 days of age. By initially sensitizing mice during this early life post-weaning period, researchers can more closely align experimental allergic

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: Medical, Molecular and Forensic Sciences
Publisher: Bio-Protocol
Copyright: © 2019 The Authors
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/44403
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