Mouse Models of Asthma

Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1809)


Mouse models are critical for delineating the mechanisms that underlie asthma pathogenesis and developing new treatments. In this chapter we describe four different asthma models that offer unique benefits and allow investigators to answer distinct research questions. We also describe key surgical procedures that are necessary for assessing experimental asthma.

Key words

Mouse model Experimental asthma Allergen Immunization Lung Bronchoalveolar lavage 



This work was supported by the National Institutes of Health grant R01HL122995 to M.M.G.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Department of MedicineNational Jewish HealthDenverUSA
  2. 2.University of ColoradoAuroraUSA

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