A Murine Model for Chronic A. fumigatus Airway Infections.
Methods Mol Biol. 2021;2260:215-224
Authors: Ralph B, Sheppard DC
In addition to causing acute invasive infections in immunocompromised patients, the mold Aspergillus fumigatus causes chronic infections in patients with chronic pulmonary conditions such as cystic fibrosis. Here we describe a non-lethal model of chronic pulmonary aspergillosis in which immunocompetent mice are endotracheally infected with A. fumigatus conidia embedded in agar beads. This approach results in the establishment of hyphal infection within the airways of mice for up to a 28-day period and is amenable to the study of innate and adaptive antifungal responses, fungal mutant strains, and antifungal agents.
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