SESSION TITLE: Asthma II
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster
PRESENTED ON: Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
PURPOSE: The study was to explore the effect of Calponin, VEGF and IL-17 in asthma pathogenesis.
METHODS: This study employed a rat model of asthma by intraperitoneal injection of ovalbumin and aluminum hydroxide. Tidal volume, airway pressure, airway resistance, and bronchial smooth muscle layer thickness were evaluated for model verification. Histological, immunohistochemical, and western blot analyses were performed to determine the expressions of calponin, VEGF and IL-17 on rat smooth muscle cells.