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New findings can improve hay-fever therapy

Wernersson, Sara and Pejler, Gunnar (2015). New findings can improve hay-fever therapy. Uppsala.

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Mast cells are a type of white blood cell and are best known for their harmful effects in connection with allergic reactions, but they may also be involved in many other diseases, such as cancer, bacterial infections and atherosclerosis. Intensive research is currently under way to determine exactly how mast cells influence these diseases. Recent studies indicate that various substances, stored inside the secretory granules of mast cells, are the active components. SLU's world-leading mast cell researchers have shown how the storage of active components in the granules of mast cells takes place. The same researchers lie behind the discovery of new active components which are stored in granules. They have also shown how enzymes in granules can break down proinflammatory substances, which are produced by other types of white blood cells. This understanding could help improve the therapy for various mast cell-related diseases. The SLU researchers have recently written a review of mast cell secretory granules in Nature Reviews Immunology.

Authors/Creators:Wernersson, Sara and Pejler, Gunnar
Title:New findings can improve hay-fever therapy
Series Name/Journal:New insights : Research and knowledge from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Year of publishing :2015
Page range:41-41
Number of Pages:1
Place of Publication:Uppsala
Publisher:Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet
Additional Information:Notis
Publication Type:Other
Article category:Popular
Version:Published version
Full Text Status:Public
Agris subject categories.:X Agricola extesions > X38 Human medicine, health, and safety
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 403 Veterinary Science > Medical Bioscience
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 3 Medical and Health Sciences > 301 Basic Medicine > Immunology in the medical area
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Alternative URL:http://www.slu.se/en/collaboration-innovation/popular-science/publications/new-insights/
ID Code:12665
Faculty:VH - Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science
Department:(VH) > Dept. of Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:15 Oct 2015 14:31
Metadata Last Modified:09 Sep 2020 14:17

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