Humoral Immune Response to Mammalian Allergens
Authors: Palosuo, Tima; Aho, Kimmo
Source: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings, Volume 8, Number 4, July-August 1987 , pp. 233-235(3)
Publisher: OceanSide Publications, Inc
Abstract:Solid-phase enzyme immunoassay and passive hemagglutination were used to study the occurrence of antibodies of various isotypes against feline and bovine epithelial extracts in RAST-positive patients, exposed subjects (cat fanciers and senior veterinary students) and healthy controls. A high proportion of the patients had positive results, whereas the findings in exposed subjects varied, depending on the antigen and test technique. These observations caution against making far-reaching conclusions on the basis of narrow studies.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: July 1, 1987
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