Immune System Pathway Identified To Fight Allergens, Asthma

Thursday, May 8, 2008 - 09:35 in Health & Medicine

For the first time, researchers have identified genetic components of dendritic cells that are key to asthma and allergy-related immune response malfunction. Targeting these elements could result in more effective drugs to treat respiratory disorders. While dendritic cells are vital to immune response, the new study goes further to describe a pathway that allergens use to act directly on dendritic cells to initiate the allergic cascade.

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