A group of scientists from the University of Nottingham found a way to cope with the development of allergy to cats.
In the process of research, the researchers found that the main agents in the case of allergy to cats are microscopic particles of their skin. Contacting with a human being, these particles cause allergic reactions among some people, and they are accompanied by sneezing, runny nose, heavy breathing, and other symptoms.
“To find more effective means of treatment for this devastating disease, one needs to learn how the interaction between allergens and the immune system leads to an allergic reaction,” Dr. Amir Ghaem-Maghami says.
It turned out that monosaccharide mannose receptors are among the first cells of the human immune system to come into contact with allergens. As the scientists believe, the disease can be treated by acting on them.
Taking it into account, the doctors have studied the activity of mannose receptors in their reaction to the cat allergen called Fel d 1. As a result, the scientists have succeeded in identifyng a cellular component that plays the key role in the allergic response on the part of the immune system.
The experts emphasize that this discovery will not only help to combat allergies in future, but can be used in the treatment of asthma as well.
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