Immunophysiology of experimental food allergy

  title={Immunophysiology of experimental food allergy},
  author={M Cecilia Berin and Lea Mayer},
  journal={Mucosal Immunology},
Animal models of food allergy have been used to identify mechanisms involved in the development of sensitization to food proteins as well as immunologic mechanisms of adverse reactions to allergen reexposure. To counteract the normal tolerant responses to antigen generated in the gastrointestinal tract, investigators have used mucosal adjuvants or manipulated the mucosal barrier, taken advantage of endogenous adjuvanticity of some food allergens, or bypassed the oral route and sensitized… CONTINUE READING