Bill P. Stefura

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Passive cutaneous anaphylaxis (PCA) assay has been a gold standard method to measure allergen-specific IgE antibody (ASIgE Ab) levels in allergy mouse models. Many factors including stringent guidelines for laboratory animal use make PCA a difficult choice. Therefore, alternative methods are needed that can be readily applied for measurement of specific IgE(More)
The lymphokines interleukin 4 and interferon gamma (IFN-gamma) have been shown to play an important role in regulation of polyclonal immunoglobulin E (IgE) and IgG2a responses in vitro and in vivo. We demonstrate here that treatment with chemically modified ovalbumin (OA) results in long-lived, 97-99% inhibition of allergen-specific murine IgE responses and(More)
BACKGROUND Peanut allergy is a major cause of anaphylaxis. Regulation of immune responses to peanut allergen, particularly why sensitization does not usually progress to allergic reactions, is not well investigated. Most studies focus exclusively on serologic responses and individuals with peanut allergy. OBJECTIVE We sought to determine the existence,(More)
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