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April 29th, 2012

Study: Nanoparticles to Deliver Therapy for Heaves in Horses

Abstract:
In a recent clinical study researchers at the equine clinic of the Department of Veterinary Medicine at Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany, designed a nanoscale molecule (called a nanoparticle) to deliver CpG-ODN, an immunostimulating DNA that has been shown to suppress allergies in humans, to horses. "CpG-ODN works by producing an anti-allergic and anti-inflammatory cytokine (IL 10) that modulates the immune system to 'switch away' from the allergy and inflammatory reaction," said researcher Heidrun Gehlen, PhD, DrMedVet, Dipl. ECEIM.

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