Mechanisms of allergen-specific desensitization.
BACKGROUND: Allergen-specific desensitization (SIT) is the most effective therapy for allergies. Although allergen-specific antibodies have an important role in the process, mechanisms of IgG-mediated inhibition of allergic reactions are not well defined. OBJECTIVE: We investigated mechanisms by which SIT-induced allergen-specific IgGs inhibit allergic reactions. METHODS: We generated mAbs that recognize 3 nonoverlapping epitopes of the major cat allergen Fel d 1. Each of the mAbs was produc...Expand abstract
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