Allergen-specific immunotherapy (SIT) is the only allergen-specific treatment for allergy. It can prevent progression of the disease and has a long-lasting therapeutic effect. Since SIT is allergen-specific, the identification of the disease-eliciting allergen is an essential prerequisite for the accurate prescription of treatment. Diagnostic tests based on… (More)
Allergic reactions to fungi were described 300 years ago, but the importance of allergy to fungi has been underestimated for a long time. Allergens from fungi mainly cause respiratory and skin symptoms in sensitized patients. In this review, we will focus on fungi and fungal allergens involved in respiratory forms of allergy, such as allergic rhinitis and… (More)
|We extend the characteristic function method (CFM) to more general groups, operators, and signal spaces. We show that the extended CFM can be applied to projected unitary operators as well as discrete-time/periodic signals.
BACKGROUND The low-affinity receptor for IgE, FcεRII (CD23), contributes to allergic inflammation through allergen presentation to T cells, regulation of IgE responses, and enhancement of transepithelial allergen migration. OBJECTIVE We sought to investigate the interaction between CD23, chimeric monoclonal human IgE, and the corresponding birch pollen… (More)
BACKGROUND The mould Alternaria alternata is an important source of respiratory allergens. A. alternata extracts show great variations regarding allergenic potency. The aim of this study was to generate antibody probes specific for important Alternaria allergens and to use them to study allergen expression, depending on different culture conditions, as well… (More)
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