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BACKGROUND Preconception allergen immunization prevents neonatal allergen sensitization in mice by a complex interaction between regulatory cells/factors and antibodies. The present study assessed the influence of maternal immunization with ovalbumin (OVA) on the immune response of 3 day-old and 3 week-old offspring immunized or non-immunized with OVA and(More)
BACKGROUND The dust mites Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus (Dp) and Blomia tropicalis (Bt) are important sources of indoor allergens in tropical and subtropical countries. Murine models allow the analysis of the immune response and regulation of IgE production to Dp and Bt allergens. Oral tolerance induces unresponsiveness in naive animals, but its(More)
Allergen exclusion measures during pregnancy and lactation have been given consideration in studies of primary allergy prevention but complete avoidance of mother/neonatal allergen exposure has proven to be a difficult procedure. To evaluate a strategy to prevent allergen sensitization in early life in mice, we first established a neonatal model with(More)
Oral antigen administration induces peripheral tolerance in naive animals. Studies of oral tolerance induction in sensitized mice have clinical relevance as a strategy to modulate allergy. In this study, the A/Sn mice sensitized with extract of Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus (Dp) and submitted to oral Dp administration showed a marked decrease in IgE(More)
BACKGROUND The maternal immunologic experience associated with early life exposure to allergens might contribute to the development of allergy during infancy. OBJECTIVES We sought to analyze the effect of the mother's immunization before conception with the dust mite Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus on the allergen priming and hypersensitivity response in(More)
BACKGROUND Maternal exposure to environmental ubiquitous allergens could exert an influence on the newborn's immune repertoire and the later development of allergy. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of maternal immunization with Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus (Dp) on the hypersensitivity response and IgG subclass production in offspring(More)
  • Cyro A. de Brito, Ana E. Fusaro, +5 authors Maria N. Sato
  • 2009
Several differences have been described between neonatal and adult immune responses. The predisposition in early life to Th2-type response or tolerance makes it a susceptible period for infections and allergic sensitization. The aim of this work was to evaluate the effects of CpG-containing oligodeoxynucleotides on neonatal and adult immunization with(More)
Allergens can be maternally transferred to the fetus or neonate, though it is uncertain how this initial allergen exposure may impact the development of allergy responses. To evaluate the roles of timing and level of maternal allergen exposure in the early life sensitization of progeny, female BALB/c mice were given ovalbumin (OVA) orally during pregnancy,(More)
Maternal immunization with allergens, such as ovalbumin (OVA), can inhibit the development of an allergic response in offspring. The regulatory mechanisms seem to be mediated by maternal antibodies (MatAbs) and factors generated by the maternal-fetal interface. The aim of this study was to verify the pathways of inhibitory Ab transference after maternal(More)
A variety of mechanisms are involved in the regulation of offspring allergy development through maternal immunization with allergens. The passive transfer of antigens, antibodies, and cytokines, the induction of phenotypic alterations in offspring lymphocytes, and the induction of regulatory populations in offspring have been proposed, but these mechanisms(More)