Adenosine in Ambrosia pollen increases allergic response

17 junio 2015

Ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia) — an otherwise unremarkable plant — produces pollen that can trigger strong allergic reactions such as asthma even in very small quantities. Scientists have now published a study showing that the substance previously identified as the major allergen only induces such a vigorous allergic response in combination with the adenosine also present in the pollen.