Impact of Pollen on Human Health: More Than Allergen Carriers?

  title={Impact of Pollen on Human Health: More Than Allergen Carriers?},
  author={C. Traidl-Hoffmann and A. Kasche and A. Menzel and T. Jakob and Martina Thiel and J. Ring and H. Behrendt},
  journal={International Archives of Allergy and Immunology},
  pages={1 - 13}
  • C. Traidl-Hoffmann, A. Kasche, +4 authors H. Behrendt
  • Published 2003
  • Biology, Medicine
  • International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
  • The transfer of pollen from floral anther to recipient stigma is the critical reproductive event among higher plants – this is the botanical view of pollen. Proteins and glycoproteins from pollen can function as allergens, environmental molecules interacting with the human immune system to elicit an allergic response in susceptible individuals – this is how allergists and immunologists see pollen grains. Between 10 and 25% of the population now have symptoms of hay fever or allergic asthma and… CONTINUE READING
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