Effect of microbial heat shock proteins on airway inflammation and hyperresponsiveness.

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Microbial heat shock proteins (hsp) have been associated with the generation and induction of Th1-type immune responses. We tested the effects of treatment with five different microbial hsp (Mycobacterium leprae, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Helicobacter pylori, bacillus Calmette-Guérin, and Mycobacterium tuberculosis) in a murine model of allergic airway… (More)

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