Exploiting Old Pathogens to Create New Therapeutics

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Abstract

Intestinal worms are well known for their potent immuno-modulatory capacity. In a recent study, Navarro et al. (2016) identify a secreted hookworm protein that can suppress allergic responses in both mice and humans. This represents an exciting strategy for treating chronic inflammatory disorders such as allergy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)705-707
Number of pages3
JournalCell Host and Microbe
Volume20
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Dec 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • allergy
  • asthma
  • dendritic cells
  • helminth
  • immunomodulation
  • protein therapeutics
  • regulatory T cells

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