Innate immune system targets asthma-linked fungus for destruction
... immune response against the environmental fungus alternaria
alternata . The groundbreaking findings, which she...ease-causing organism. Environmental fungi such as alternaria
do not typically cause invasive infections like pa...zed individuals to common environmental fungi like alternaria
may result in Th2 cells being constantly activated...
VBI, Mayo Clinic investigate link between fungal proteins, innate immunity and asthma
...period to investigate how the environmental fungus alternaria
triggers airway inflammation and bronchial asthma. Exposure to the fungus alternaria
has long been implicated in the development and ex...will be looking closely at how fungal enzymes from alternaria
cause innate immune responses in a variety of cell...
New national study links asthma to allergies
...gens accounted for 29.3 percent of the asthma cases, followed by the fungus alternaria
at 21.1 percent and white oak at 20.9 percent. Each of 10 allergen-specific...y of subject characteristics and all the allergens, only skin tests to cat, alternaria
and white oak were independently and positively associated with asthma, sai...
Alternaria in Medical Products
Allergen, Fungi & Molds, Alternaria tenuis IgG
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Alternaria in Biological News
Tearing down the fungal cell wall
... that appears to play an important role in the development and virulence of alternaria
brassicicola. A. brassicicola, a destructive fungal pathogen that causes b...ant crops including canola, cabbage and broccoli. Sensitivity to spores of alternaria
species is also clinically associated with human respiratory disorders such...
New method enables gene disruption in destructive fungal pathogen
...od to determine gene function on a genome-wide scale in the fungal pathogen alternaria
brassicicola. This destructive fungus causes black spot disease, leading to...ct humans and human health. In addition to causing numerous plant diseases, alternaria
are involved in the development of such chronic airway diseases as asthma, ...
Virginia Bioinformatics Institutes launches microbial database
...lable for registered members to add or edit annotations.
The database will be expanded in 2006 to include genome sequences for the fungal pathogen alternaria
brassicicola and the oomycete pathogen Hyaloperonospora parasitica, both of which can infect the model plant Arabidopsis. In addition, support for pro...