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Terpenoids isolated from common ragweed show ability to induce airways irritation

@inproceedings{Verlag2012TerpenoidsIF,
  title={Terpenoids isolated from common ragweed show ability to induce airways irritation},
  author={Wiley-VCH Verlag and S. Michael and Mannheim Hrb},
  year={2012}
}
Allergy to pollen of common ragweed is increasingly affecting patients and is second only to grass pollen in terms of incidence in the general population of many European countries. An Italian team led by Giovanni Appendino and Orazio TaglialatelaScafati has now taken the first steps to investigate the phytochemical profile of the European population of A. artemisiifolia and studied its activation of TRPA1, a major player in the induction of airways inflammatory reactions. As the scientists… CONTINUE READING