As is commonly known, the allergic response to ovalbumin is also used to study asthmatic reactions in animals. CURAX is specialised in measuring respiratory tract function in several ways and in a variety of models. These models include both allergic and non-allergic asthma models. Depending on the research question mice, rats and/or guinea pigs are used.

Asthma models:
Ovalbumin-induced acute and chronic allergic asthma
Dinitrofluorobenzene-induced occupational asthma
Virus induced asthma

Early and Late Asthmatic Reactions
Airway responsiveness in vitro and in vivo
Isolated perfused lung
Airway inflammation and damage
Cytokines & inflammatory mediators


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2) Verheijden et al., Dietary galacto-oligosaccharides prevent airway eosinophilia and hyperresponsiveness in a murine house dust mite-induced asthma model. Respir Res. 2015;16:17. 



3) Sagar et al., Bifidobacterium breve and Lactobacillus rhamnosus treatment is as effective as budesonide at reducing inflammation in a murine model for chronic asthma. Respir Res. 2014;15:46.