[Mechanism of alcohol consumption-mediated Th2-polarized immune response].

  title={[Mechanism of alcohol consumption-mediated Th2-polarized immune response].},
  author={Fumio Ishikawa and Taku Kuwabara and Yuriko Tanaka and Yayoi Okada and Tsunehiko Imai and Yasunori Momose and Terutaka Kakiuchi and Motonari Kondo},
  journal={Nihon Arukoru Yakubutsu Igakkai zasshi = Japanese journal of alcohol studies & drug dependence},
  volume={46 3},
Alcohol consumption impairs Th1-mediated cellular immune responses and enhances serum IgE levels. It has been reported that the elevated IgE levels are associated with a Th2 polarization response, but the mechanisms for enhancing Th2 polarization by the ethanol treatment remain to be elucidated. The aim of this review is to present and discuss the mechanism… CONTINUE READING