A novel model of aspiration in young and old guinea-pigs using LacZ gene transduction of adenovirus vector.

Abstract

The effects of anaesthesia on upper airway reflexes in older animals have not been elucidated fully. We studied young (4-month-old) and old (28-month-old) guinea-pigs to examine the relationship between aspiration and altered upper airway reflexes during anaesthesia. We administered an adenovirus vector carrying Escherichia coli LacZ gene (Ad vector… (More)

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