Allergy and Immunology Gateway
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There have been many false beliefs around allergen immunotherapy (AIT) for allergic rhinitis (AR) treatment; William Frankland and colleagues refute these misconceptions, and discuss the evidence that shows AIT is safe and effective for the treatment of AR.
Brigitta Stockinger outlines some immunological questions that need answers, brought into focus by new developments in the field.
Krassimir Yankulov and colleagues summarize recent advances in parasite epigenetics and emphasise the similarities between budding yeast and pathogens like Plasmodium, Trypanosoma, Candida and Pneumocystis.
Following initiation of highly active anti-retroviral therapy there is a significant association between low CCL3L1 gene copy number and improved immune reconstitution in patients, which is not seen prior to the start of drug treatment.
Comparison of the frequencies and phenotype of CD154-positive T helper cells following stimulation with seasonal and perennial allergens indicates an important balance between Th1, Th2 and Tr1-like responses to allergens.
Females and older asthmatics are more likely to get the flu jab. Advice from doctors and severity of asthma also influence take-up. A fear of side-effects is the biggest deterrent, however, a quarter of asthmatics who experience side-effects still vaccinate the following year.
News and events
WAO Journal is now open access and included in PubMed Central! With authors, reviewers and readers representing all geographic regions, WAO Journal provides a truly global perspective on allergy, asthma and clinical immunology. Articles from the 5-year archive are now available from the journal website. Read more.
Advances in food allergy is a cross-journal article collection that brings together articles on all aspects of food allergy published across BioMed Central’s allergy journals.View (and bookmark) the articles already published here.To contribute a new article to the series, submit your manuscript to the journal quoting your interest in the series in your cover letter.