An extract of Stachybotrys chartarum causes allergic asthma-like responses in a BALB/c mouse model.

Abstract

Environmental exposure to Stachybotrys chartarum has been associated with multiple adverse health effects in humans. The goal of this study was to assess soluble components of this fungus for their ability to cause an asthma-like response in a BALB/c mouse model. Five isolates of S. chartarum were combined and extracted to form a crude antigen preparation… (More)

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