Scientists from the University of Nottingham have identified a cell component which plays a key role in triggering allergic responses to house dust mites from cats, reported. The discovery furthers our understanding of how the body’s immune system identifies and reacts to allergens, which could pave the way to developing new ways of treating allergies.

“A better understanding of how the interaction between allergens and the immune system leads to an allergy is vital if we are to develop more effective and efficient treatments for this debilitating condition,” Dr. Amir Ghaem-Maghami said.

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