Susceptibility to nasal and oral tolerance induction to the major birch pollen allergen Bet v 1 is not dependent on the presence of the microflora.


The indigenous microflora plays an integrative role in the maintenance of immunological homeostasis. Several studies reported that immunological tolerance is dependent on microbial colonization of the gut. In the present study, we investigated whether the absence of the microflora influences the sensitization process to an allergen as well as the ability to… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.imlet.2007.11.025


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