Superoxide anion production by alveolar macrophages of guinea pigs fed different diets in a model of atopy


Treatment of guinea pigs with the Gram-negative bacterium Haemophilus influenzae results in a diminished function of fl-adrenergic receptors involved in respiratory smooth muscle relaxation. Moreover a decreased number offl-adrenergic receptors in peripheral lung tissue is observed [1]. This experimental model is often used as an animal model of atopy. It… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF01967203