Navigation Links
Boffins Identify Molecule That Might Treat Food Allergy

Boffins have identified a key molecule Interleukin-12 (IL-12),that may provide resistance against food allergy.

During a food allergy the immune system responds to a food protein as if it was harmful. The immune system produces immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies, which normally help the body fight parasites. In the most severe cases individuals can suffer life-threatening reactions, including anaphylactic shock.

The study was conducted by a team of researchers led by Dr Claudio Nicoletti at the Institute of Food Research in Norwich, in collaboration with the University of Siena.

Earlier studies have shown that special types of white blood cells called dendritic cells help the immune system to decide on how to respond to foreign molecules.

As part of this study, researchers compared the activity of dendritic cells in the gut and in the spleen of allergic and allergy resistant mice.

Researchers found that the dendritic cells stopped producing IL-12 in the gut of susceptible mice.

"We have identified a molecule that is very important for the regulation of immune response and for the first time clearly represents a potential target for the therapy of allergy. This is currently under investigation", Dr Nicoletti said.

The findings of the study were published online in the July issue of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Fizzy Logic For A Perfect Drink: Courtesy Boffins
2. Boffins Identify Fifth Gene Behind Joubert Syndrome
3. Boffins Find Link Between Common Sleep Disorder and Hypertension
4. Boffins a Step Closer to Solving Puzzle of Lou Gehrigs Disease
5. Boffins Identify Gene That Helps Regulates Body Weight
6. Boffins Link Atkins Diet With Bowel Cancer
7. Boffins Develop New Technique to Hunt Illness-causing Mutants in Non-gene DNA
8. Laboratory Testing Can Identify Risk of Pre-Term Labor and Delivery
9. Identifying bacteria made amiable
10. Identifying brain lesions with impaired consciousness
11. Identifying Virus Found To Be Essential for HIV Patients
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:8/19/2017)... Rockville, MD (PRWEB) , ... August 18, 2017 ... ... Food and Drug Administration Reauthorization Act of 2017, legislation that provides for greater ... perceived mild to moderate hearing loss to access OTC hearing aids without being ...
(Date:8/19/2017)... ... 19, 2017 , ... Curl Keeper® is excited to announce that the H2O ... 2017 Award for the second year in a row. The H2O Bottle, a refillable ... voted Best Moisturizer for Type 2 Wavies and Best Refresher for Type 2 Wavies ...
(Date:8/19/2017)... ... , ... Yesterday, the President of the United States retracted his condemnation of ... not two sides to hatred, bigotry, discrimination, and a white supremacy nationalist agenda. ... against all forms of such hatred and discrimination in this country and globally. ...
(Date:8/19/2017)... ... August 19, 2017 , ... ... has joined its Orlando location as an interventional pain management physician. He brings ... on the treatment of migraine headaches, and significant experience in spinal cord stimulation ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... Thailand (PRWEB) , ... August 19, 2017 , ... ... Business, Tourism Authority of Thailand presided over the Amazing Thailand Health and Wellness ... in Thailand. , Mr. Noppadon Pakprot, Deputy Governor for Tourism Products and Business ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/15/2017)... , Aug. 15, 2017   Mostyn Law and ... Houston, Texas . The Mostyn Law ... past 2 years. That is why Mostyn Law is ... to show its appreciation. Blood supplies are ... fall 5% short of hospital needs in August. That is why ...
(Date:8/14/2017)... and PETACH TIKVAH, Israel , ... BCLI), a leading developer of adult stem cell technologies ... quarter ending June 30, 2017. ... preparing for our pivotal Phase 3 trial to investigate ... , President and Chief Executive Officer of BrainStorm. "We ...
(Date:8/7/2017)... , Aug. 7, 2017 Insightin Health, ... acquisition, retention, and engagement, announced the selection of ... and Product Development, effective as of February 2017. In ... technology implementation strategy for our clients. Wood brings ... in consulting and business analytics within the healthcare ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: