Multistrain genetic comparisons reveal CCR5 as a receptor involved in airway hyperresponsiveness.

Journal Article (Academic article)

Asthma is a ubiquitous disease with a broad range of clinical phenotypes. To better understand the complex genetic and environmental interactions underlying asthma, we compared the gene-gene interactions of four genetically distinct mouse strains that demonstrate biologically distinct responses to allergen. Using DNA microarrays and knock-out mouse studies, we showed that CCR5 plays a definitive role in the development of ovalbumin-induced allergic airway inflammatory disease. In addition, gene expression profiling data have revealed other potential novel targets for therapeutics-based research and has enhanced the understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying the etiology of "asthma."

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Walker, JK; Ahumada, A; Frank, B; Gaspard, R; Berman, K; Quackenbush, J; Schwartz, DA

Published Date

  • June 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 34 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 711 - 718

PubMed ID

  • 16474097

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC2644233

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1044-1549

Conference Location

  • united states