allergic reaction

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Noun1.allergic reaction - hypersensitivity reaction to a particular allergenallergic reaction - hypersensitivity reaction to a particular allergen; symptoms can vary greatly in intensity
food allergy - allergic reaction to a substance ingested in food
atopic allergy, atopy, immediate allergy, type I allergic reaction - an allergic reaction that becomes apparent in a sensitized person only minutes after contact
serum disease, serum sickness - a delayed allergic reaction to the injection of an antiserum caused by an antibody reaction to an antigen in the donor serum
delayed allergy, type IV allergic reaction - an allergic reaction that becomes apparent only hours after contact
hypersensitivity reaction - an inappropriate and excessive reaction to an allergen (as pollen or dust or animal hair or certain foods); severity ranges from mild allergy to severe systemic reactions leading to anaphylactic shock
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A study from Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School supports a surprising alternative approach to controlling asthma: targeting certain sensory nerve endings in the lungs that help drive allergic inflammation.
In this proposal, we will address the role of extracellular miRNAs for the normal T cell development and during allergic inflammation of the airways.
In murine models of allergic inflammation, IFN-[gamma] has been shown to prevent the development of antigen-induced airway eosinophilia and hyper-responsiveness.
Animal studies have shown that a maternal diet rich in methyl donors can enhance susceptibility to allergic inflammation in the offspring, mediated through increased DNA methylation.
Interestingly, the animals showed considerable reduction in the allergic inflammation response to dust mite extract and created immune cells that were less capable of prompting inflammatory responses in airways.
Allergic inflammation caused by inappropriate immune responses to some types of food has become a major public health issue.
This increased gene expression matters because it can cause white blood cells called mononuclear cells to produce far greater amounts of inflammatory factors like interleukin 4, LIGHT and lymphotoxin beta receptor which contribute to allergic inflammation and other abnormalities in the bronchial passages in asthma.
This opens the door for new ways to look at bacterial-associated allergic inflammation," says John Wherry, an associate professor of microbiology at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.
Furthermore we show in an acute model of allergic airway disease that following sensitization without adjuvant and challenge of the mice, treatment with medicinal plant extracts inhibits the development of allergic inflammation and AHR.
DP2, also known as chemoattractant receptor-homologous molecule expressed in Th2 lymphocytes (CRTH2), is a high affinity receptor for the prostaglandin D2 and is implicated in humans in Th2-dependent allergic inflammation.
Undoubtedly, the emissions coming from diesel generators can cause health problems including bronchial allergic inflammation, acute bronchitis and emphysema," he said.
Summary: LOS ANGELES, July 06, 2010, SPA -- Brief exposure to ultra fine pollution particles near a Los Angeles freeway can boost the allergic inflammation that makes asthma worse, U.