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Discovering the effects of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids on allergy using a hek-blue cell line

conference contribution
posted on 2014-09-01, 00:00 authored by Nayyar Ahmed, Cenk SuphiogluCenk Suphioglu
In recent times, allergy has become a financial, physical and
psychological burden to the society as a whole. Allergic reactions can result in life-threatening situations causing morbidity and high economic cost. Therefore, more effective reagents are needed for allergy treatment. Literature suggests that a causal relationship exists between the intake of Omega-3/6 fatty acids such as DHA, EPA, DPA and AA and atopic individuals suffering from allergies. In an allergic cascade, cytokines IL-4 and IL-13 bind to IL-4 receptor (IL-4R), which activates the STAT6 phosphorylation pathway leading to gene activation of allergen-specific IgE production by B cells. The overall aim of this study is to characterise Omega-3/6 fatty acids and their effects on IgE production.

History

Event

Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy. Annual Conference (25th: 2014: Melbourne, Vic.)

Volume

44

Pagination

1 - 1

Publisher

Wiley

Location

Melbourne, Vic.

Place of publication

London, Eng.

Start date

2014-09-10

End date

2014-09-13

ISSN

1444-0903

Language

eng

Notes

Proceedings published in Internal Medicine Journal Special Issue: Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) 25th Annual Conference, 10-13 September 2014, Melbourne, Australia, September 2014, Volume 44, Issue Supplement S4, Pages 1–37

Publication classification

E Conference publication; EN.1 Other conference paper

Copyright notice

2014, Royal Australasian College of Physicians

Title of proceedings

ASCIA 2014: Proceedings of the 25th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy

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