This new instrument for treatment has been obtained from profiling, protein main responsible of melon allergy.
Researchers from Centro de Biotecnología y Genómica de Plantas from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM-INIA), working with different hospitals, have developed a new treatment for melon allergyconsisting in a mutant able to stimulate the immune system to progress toward a non-allergic answer.
To stimulate the system and make it progress without melon allergies the solution is proliferation of T lymphocytes.
The importance of the discovery
Last few years allergies have increased considerably. Particularly, melon allergy is, es “the second vegetable food allergy most important in adults” according to this woking authors.
Developed mutant could eliminate immunotherapy side effects, treatment that “can carry side effects in any cases, even getting anaphylactic shock”, this is why this discovery I so important.
Due to this, developed instrument is considerate as “hopeful”. In their opinion “adverse reaction danger is avoid” when eating melon.
In addition, scientifics secure the mutant “also could be used in the pollen allergy treatment”.
Source: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.