Research Article

Farnesol, a Sesquiterpene Alcohol in Herbal Plants, Exerts Anti-Inflammatory and Antiallergic Effects on Ovalbumin-Sensitized and -Challenged Asthmatic Mice

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Farnesol structure (a) and its supplementation effects with different doses for 5 weeks on body weight changes of OVA/AL-sensitized and -challenged BALB/c asthmatic mice (b). Values are means ± SD (). Values among groups at the same experimental point not sharing a common small letter are significantly different () from each other and assayed by one-way ANOVA, followed by Duncan’s new multiple range test. NSC, nonsensitized control; DC, dietary control; PC, positive control (dexamethasone, 3 mg/kg BW, 0.3 mL/mouse by gavage); FL, low dose farnesol (0.003% in AIN-76 feed); FM, medium dose farnesol (0.017% in AIN-76 feed); FH, high dose farnesol (0.067% in AIN-76 feed).