Treatment with chitin microparticles is protective against lung histopathology in a murine asthma model


Ozdemir C., Yazi D., Aydogan M., Akkoc T. , Bahceciler N. N. , Strong P., ...More

CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL ALLERGY, vol.36, no.7, pp.960-968, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1365-2222.2006.02515.x
  • Title of Journal : CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL ALLERGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.960-968

Abstract

Chitin, a natural polysaccharide extracted from shrimp, is a potent T and B cell adjuvant when delivered in the form of chitin microparticles and can shift a polarized T-helper type 2 (Th2) immune response towards a Th1 response.