Published in Gene Therapy Weekly, August 10th, 2006
"It has been suggested that airway bacterial infections exacerbate allergic disorders, and bacterial components in the air affect allergic inflammation via Toll-like receptors expressed on mast cells and dendritic cells in the airway mucosa.
"Peptidoglycan (PGN) is a major component of the bacterial cell wall. We investigated the effect of PGN on the effector phase of allergic inflammation, in comparison with the effect of CpG-oligodeoxynucleotides (CpG), which is known to be a Th1 adjuvant," wrote K. Yamamoto and colleagues, Kyoto...
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