Overview of Animal Models of Asthma

Brendan J. Canning1

1 Johns Hopkins Asthma and Allergy Center, Baltimore, Maryland
Publication Name:  Current Protocols in Pharmacology
Unit Number:  Unit 5.25
DOI:  10.1002/0471141755.ph0525s16
Online Posting Date:  May, 2002
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Asthma is an inflammatory disease characterized by airways obstruction, airways hyperresponsiveness, excessive mucous secretion and cough. Guinea pig airways display many anatomical, physiological and pharmacological attributes of human airways, making this species ideal for modeling the asthmatic condition. This unit provides an overview of animal models of asthma, including definitions, descriptions of available animal models, and discussion of numerous critical issues to consider before designing a model to study this complex disease.

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Airways Obstruction
  • Airways Hyperresponsiveness
  • Airways Inflammation
  • Literature Cited
  • Figures
  • Tables
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Literature Cited

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