Application of heat killed Mycobacterium bovis-BCG into the lung inhibits the development of allergen-induced Th2 responses.

We have previously reported that an infection of the lung with BCG-inhibited ovalbumin (OVA)-induced airway eosinophilia. In the current study, we investigated if the intranasal application of heat killed (HK)-BCG or purified protein derivative (PPD) from Mycobacterium tuberculosis had the same effect. For this purpose we treated mice intranasally with… CONTINUE READING