IMR Press / FBL / Volume 8 / Issue 5 / DOI: 10.2741/966

Frontiers in Bioscience-Landmark (FBL) is published by IMR Press from Volume 26 Issue 5 (2021). Previous articles were published by another publisher on a subscription basis, and they are hosted by IMR Press on imrpress.com as a courtesy and upon agreement with Frontiers in Bioscience.

Open Access Article
Animal models of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis
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1 St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital, Columbia University, 432 W 58th Street, Laboratory 504, New York, NY 10019, USA and AllergyImmunology Division, Medical College of Wisconsin, Research Service 151, V A Medical Center, 5000 W National Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53295, USA

Academic Editor: Viswanath Kurup

Front. Biosci. (Landmark Ed) 2003, 8(5), 157–171; https://doi.org/10.2741/966
Published: 1 January 2003
Abstract

Experimental animal models of Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis (ABPA) serve several purposes. Both common and distinct pathological features occurring in natural and experimental diseases are of great interest as they serve to identify the key elements in the pathogenesis. Experimentally induced diseases can be modeled to understand the various parameters such as antigen and route of exposure, genetic background and the role of response modifiers in the disease process. Furthermore, animals with targeted gene-deletion or with insertion of transgenes have been studied to define the roles of specific cells, receptors and mediators in the pathogenesis. The resulting conclusions have been used to formulate hypothesis, which have to be tested for their application to human disease.

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