Neurotrophin mediation of allergic airways responses to inhaled diesel particles in mice.

Abstract

Neurotrophins, including nerve growth factor (NGF), partially mediate many features of allergic airways disease including airway hyperresponsiveness. Diesel exhaust particulates (DEP) associated with the combustion of diesel fuel exacerbate many of these allergic airways responses in humans. We tested the hypothesis that DEP-induced enhancement of allergic… (More)

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