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Food allergy can present as immediate hypersensitivity [manifestations mediated by immunoglobulin (Ig)E], delayed-type hypersensitivity (reactions associated with specific T lymphocytes), and inflammatory reactions caused by immune complexes. For reasons of ethics and efficacy, investigations in humans to determine sensitization and allergic responses of(More)
An important task facing both researchers and animal core facilities is producing sufficient mice for a given project. The inherent biologic variability of mouse reproduction and litter size further challenges effective research planning. A lack of precision in project planning contributes to the high cost of animal research, overproduction (thus waste) of(More)
The inbred CBA/J mouse has become a standard experimental animal for auditory study because of its lifelong good hearing. In a newly established mouse breeding colony that housed CBA/J and CBA/CaJ mice to reared as auditory subjects, otitis media frequently afflicted CBA/J mice, reaching an incidence of 90% in animals greater than 400 days of age. Otitis(More)
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