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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.

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