Dust mite allergens share rare combo of qualities

20:00 EDT 18 Oct 2016 | AAAS

(Duke University) Allergy researchers have long wondered why people consistently develop allergies to some proteins but not others. Using a recently-developed technique, scientists at Duke University and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences have shown that allergy-triggering proteins in the dust mite are both highly stable and highly abundant. The results may help may help researchers spot other likely allergenic proteins before they are used in food, medicine or other consumer products.

Original Article: Dust mite allergens share rare combo of qualities


More From BioPortfolio on "Dust mite allergens share rare combo of qualities"

Quick Search

Relevant Topics

The term allergy is used to describe a response, within the body, to a substance, which is not necessarily harmful in itself, but results in an immune response and a reaction that causes symptoms and disease in a predisposed person, which in turn can cau...

Food is any substance consumed to provide nutritional support for the body. It is usually of plant or animal origin, and contains essential nutrients, such as carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, or minerals. The substance is ingested by an organism ...