Asthma is characterized by factors including airway inflammation and labored breathing. We have developed a model to mimic these symptoms in adolescent mice. Here, we show that airway inflammation caused by chronic house dust mite exposure persist three weeks and three months after exposures are completed. These results demonstrate the effectiveness of house dust mite to produce lasting asthma-related lung changes.
Chronic house dust mite exposure causes lasting inflammatory impacts in lungs in a mouse model
by Piper Jones and Erin Cover
Health and Life Sciences
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