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Animal models in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease-an overview
(Informa Healthcare, 2014-08-01)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is characterized by progressive airway obstruction resultant from an augmented inflammatory response of the respiratory tract to noxious particles and gases. Previous reports ...
Increased natural killer activity does not prevent progression of experimental kala-azar
Kala-azar is the visceral form of leishmaniasis and it is caused by intracellular parasites from the complex Leishmania donovani. Golden hamster (Mesocricetus auratus) infected with Leishmania donovani develop a disease ...
Genetically modified animals for use in research and biotechnology
(Ribeirão Preto, 2010)
Transgenic animals are used extensively in the study of in vivo gene function, as models for human diseases and in the production of biopharmaceuticals. The technology behind obtaining these animals involves molecular ...
Histological and histomorphometrical alterations of the periodontal ligament in gerbils submitted to teeth extraction
This study verified the effect of unilateral teeth extraction on the periodontal ligament in gerbils (Meriones unguiculatus). Ten adult male gerbils weighing about 50 g had induced occlusal alterations by upper left molar ...