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Web Date: February 5, 2016

New Dust Mite Allergens Discovered

Medicinal Chemistry: Study finds allergens unique to a group of Thai patients, paving the way to personalized allergy treatment
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Analytical SCENE, Biological SCENE
Keywords: dust mite, allergies, allergen, Thailand, immunotherapy, personalized medicine

Researchers have discovered new dust mite allergens that affect a group of Thai patients, but not other previously studied populations. The findings highlight the importance of personalizing allergy diagnosis and treatment to different genetic backgrounds and geographic regions. (J. Proteome Res. 2016, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jproteome.5b00663)

Allergy symptoms occur when immunoglobin E (IgE) antibodies bind to a material, or allergen, triggering itchiness, wheezing, or even . . .

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