Researchers optimistic about curbing effects of peanut allergy

12 Oct

Researchers optimistic about curbing effects of peanut allergy

via Researchers optimistic about curbing effects of peanut allergy.

A possible way to prevent the inflammatory immune reaction that results from peanut allergies has been reported by researchers at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in the current issue of the Journal of Immunology.

The lead researchers said it is the first time their particular method for creating immune tolerance has been applied toward allergic diseases.

“When you think about everything you eat, you’re introducing these food allergens into your body,” said Paul Bryce, study co-author and assistant professor of medicine. “The intestinal tract is unique in being able to educate our immune system not to respond to those, and one way is through generating regulatory T cells.” 

 

 

 

 

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