Use of transgenic animals to investigate drug hypersensitivity.

Abstract

Hypersensitivity reactions to drugs and environmental agents are often due to exaggerated humoral (Th(2)) or cell mediated (Th(1)) immune responses with typical cytokine profiles. Overexpression of Th(2) cytokines, such as IL-4, IL-5 or IL-13 in mice, enhances an IgE antibody mediated response, while deletion of these cytokines attenuates and/or prevents… (More)

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