Immunological aspects of food allergy
This programme of research investigates the immunological mechanisms of food sensitisation and food allergy. Through this work we hope to understand at an immunological level, what factors are important in determining/regulating the allergic versus tolerant status with the aim of improving advice and therapies to assist the food allergic consumer in the management of their condition.
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Friday 18 January 2008
This study aims to find out the processes involved in the developing of an immune system that leads to the development of oral tolerance (as opposed to allergy) to peanuts.
Wednesday 14 July 2004
A study of immunological mechanisms underlying the resolution of food allergy, specifically egg allergy, was undertaken to improve our understanding of the pathogenesis of food allergy. It also allows for more accurate and improved advice to be provided by healthcare professionals to individuals with an egg allergy.
Friday 9 April 2004
This research furthers our understanding of T cell responses in tolerant individuals thereby devising immunomodulatory strategies to normalise T cell responses in future therapies.
Tuesday 2 September 2003
This project aims to establish the role of IgG in the development of allergic sensitisation and reactions to foods.