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Bronchoalveolar Lavage of Murine Lungs to Analyze Inflammatory Cell Infiltration

DOI :

10.3791/55398-v

7:03 min

May 4th, 2017

May 4th, 2017

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1UGent Center for Medical Biotechnology, VIB, 2Department of Biomedical Molecular Biology, Ghent University (UGent)

The health status of the lung is reflected by the type and number of immune cells that are present in the bronchioles of the lung. We describe a bronchoalveolar lavage technique that allows the isolation and study of nonadherent cells and soluble factors from the lower respiratory tract of mice.

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