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Twenty-four patients suffering from grass pollen allergy underwent sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) with standardized grass pollen extract for 1 year. In order to investigate immunological changes induced by the administration of allergens via the oral mucosa, the SLIT-spit method was applied. The cumulative dose of approximately 80 microg of major allergen(More)
An improved formulation of the photosensitizer chlorin e6 (Ce6) in combination with the hydrophilic polymer polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) was investigated for its potential clinical applications in fluorescence diagnosis and photodynamic therapy (PDT) of cancer. This study reports the comparative preclinical biodistribution and efficacy of Ce6 delivered with(More)
Phagotest and Bursttest are complete test kits for the investigation of the phagocytic function of granulocytes and monocytes in whole blood using flow cytometry. Phagotest allows the quantitative determination of leukocyte phagocytosis (uptake of bacteria). It determines the percentage of phagocytes which ingest fluorescein-isothiocyanate (FITC) labelled(More)
BACKGROUND Millet has been reported to induce not very frequent but severe anaphylactic reactions following ingestion. Seven individuals who all kept cage birds experienced allergic reactions after ingestion of millet-containing food. METHODS We investigated the immunoglobulin E (IgE)-reactivity of these individuals to millet employing immunoblotting,(More)
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