Decrease in the Allergenicity of Japanese Cedar Pollen Allergen by Treatment with Positive and Negative Cluster Ions

  title={Decrease in the Allergenicity of Japanese Cedar Pollen Allergen by Treatment with Positive and Negative Cluster Ions},
  author={Seiji Kawamoto and Masato Oshita and Norihiko Fukuoka and Seiko Shigeta and Tsunehiro Aki and Takaharu Hayashi and K. Nishikawa and Kazuhisa Ono},
  journal={International Archives of Allergy and Immunology},
  pages={313 - 321}
Background: Japanese cedar pollinosis is a severe allergic disease in Japan. The most effective means of decreasing allergic inflammation reactions is still avoidance of the aeroallergen. Recently, a novel air purification system using positively and negatively charged cluster ions was developed to create comfortable living environments. We aimed to assess the ability of existing technology to lower allergenicity of Japanese cedar pollen. Methods: A Japanese cedar pollen extract was nebulized… 

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