Determination of the inflammatory potential of bioaerosols from a duck-fattening unit by using a limulus amebocyte lysate assay and human whole blood cytokine response.

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Inhalation of bioaerosols from animal houses can induce acute inflammatory reactions in the respiratory tract. Determination of the concentration of airborne endotoxins is widely used to characterize this risk. In this study, the activity of bioaerosol samples from a duck-fattening unit to induce interleukin-1beta (IL-1beta) in human blood and to react with… (More)

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@article{Zucker2006DeterminationOT, title={Determination of the inflammatory potential of bioaerosols from a duck-fattening unit by using a limulus amebocyte lysate assay and human whole blood cytokine response.}, author={B A Zucker and Philipp Scharf and Christian Kersten}, journal={Journal of veterinary medicine. B, Infectious diseases and veterinary public health}, year={2006}, volume={53 4}, pages={176-80} }