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Innovative and simple method for isolating allergy-causing antibodies

  • May 30, 2022

Researchers from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel have developed an innovative method with which IgE antibodies can be easily isolated from human blood. These antibodies play an important role in allergic diseases, such as asthma, hay fever, food allergy and anaphylaxis. Analysing them is important to better understand these diseases and improve prevention, diagnosis and therapy. The method has been developed at the Skin Immunology and Immune Tolerance (SKIN) research group of the VUB/UZ Brussel Dermatology department, under the supervision of Professor Jan Gutermuth and Professor Inge Kortekaas.

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