Maternal influence on IgG subclass antibodies to Bet v 1 during the first 18 months of life as detected with a sensitive ELISA.

Abstract

BACKGROUND The initial encounters with allergens are crucial for sensitisation later in life. The IgG1 responses to house dust mite in infancy are later accompanied by an IgG4 response, with high levels seen particularly in atopic children. Little is known of the development of IgG subclass responses to other inhalant allergens. The aims of this study were… (More)

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