The future of asthma therapy: Integrating clinical and experimental studies

David Corry, Farrah Kheradmand

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Asthma is one of the most common, and now most heavily investigated, of modern diseases. Research along two fronts, involving experimental models of asthma and human clinical trials, proceeds in parallel, often with investigators unaware of their counterpart's findings. Here, we review the unique immunological insights into asthma pathogenesis and therapy that may be gained from comparison of human clinical trial results and analogous experimental studies. The pitfalls and benefits of animal models of asthma are discussed, and we briefly review ongoing asthma clinical studies that are based on immunological principals. Finally, we use new insights from human and animal studies to construct a refined immunopathologic disease model that may be of use in designing future experimental and therapeutic studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)35-51
Number of pages17
JournalImmunologic Research
Issue number1
StatePublished - Oct 2005


  • Allergic lung disease
  • Asthma
  • Cytokine
  • Immunoglobulin
  • Type I hypersensitivity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology


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