Effect of E. granulosus infection on OVA-induced airway inflammation and mucus production. The histological appearance of lungs after sensitization and challenge with PBS or OVA (magnification: 200×) (A). Quantitative analyses of inflammatory cell infiltration and mucus production in the lung (B,E). Western blotting showing relative expression of EMBP in different treatment groups (C,D). Semi-quantitative analysis of mRNA transcripts for expression of Muc5ac (F,G). The bars indicate mean ± S.E.M. for values obtained by densitometry analysis. *p <0.05,n =8 mice/group, in two separate experiments.