Accumulated immune complexes of IgE and omalizumab trap allergens in an in vitro model.

The best understood mechanisms of omalizumab are that it neutralizes free IgE and down-regulates high-affinity IgE.Fc receptors (FcepsilonRI) on basophils and mast cells. It has been proposed that since complexes of IgE and omalizumab are accumulated to 5-10 times the basal levels of IgE, they may trap incoming allergens, contributing to omalizumab's… (More)