Archive | June, 2012

Results of New Study Offers Potential Clues About How Peanut Allergy Emerges

22 Jun

They keyed in on the immune cells that respond to the peanut allergen, and learned that these lymphocytes appear to carry a surface marker – an “address” offering clues about where the peanut allergen was first encountered. They found different markers depending on whether the exposure occurred through the skin (environmental exposure) or through the gut, and learned that the marker for skin was associated with a peanut allergy diagnosis.

Study Funded by the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network