Murine Model of Sarcoidosis: Pulmonary Fibrosis and Chronic Inflammation
Murine models of Sarcoidosis or granulomatous pneumonia, pulmonary fibrosis and hypersensitivity are important for the assessment of novel therapeutics and diagnostics, as well as for the study of disease pathogenesis. CBI has developed and validated a robust murine model of Propionibacterium acnes-induced hypersensitivity, or granulomatous pneumonia which serves a model for Sarcoidosis. In this model, the repeated intrapulmonary introduction of killed P. acnes induces a robust, uniform and marked inflammatory response in the lung characterized by inflammation, granuloma formation and fibrosis throughout the lung.
Endpoints may include:
- Immunohistochemistry and special stains
- Clinical pathology
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