Vaccine developed to fight Dust-Mite allergies
Researchers have developed a vaccine that can fight dust-mite allergies by naturally switching the body's immune response.
The vaccine developed by the researchers at the University of Iowa contains a booster that alters the body's inflammatory response to dust-mite allergens.
Aliasger Salem, professor in pharmaceutical sciences at the UI said that what was new about this is they had developed a vaccine against dust-mite allergens that had not been used before.
Peter Thorne, public health professor at the UI said that their research explored a novel approach to treating mite allergy in which specially-encapsulated miniscule particles were administered with sequences of bacterial DNA that directed the immune system to suppress allergic immune responses.
The study is published in the AAPS (American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists) Journal.
(Posted on 27-07-2014)