Researchers discover promising targets for treating allergies, asthma

18 febrero 2015

More than 30 genes that have strong effects on Immunoglobulin E, allergies and asthma have been discovered, reports an international team of scientists. The researchers also found that the genes are concentrated in eosinophils, a white cell that ignites inflammation in asthmatic airways. The genes indicate when the eosinophils are activated and primed to cause the most damage. The newly found activation signals provide a possible means of directing treatments by predicting who will respond before starting therapy.