Synthesis and Regulation of IgE in Asthma

  • Gianfranco Del Prete
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 229)


The clinical importance and the high incidence of allergic diseases of the respiratory tract are well known, hence the great research effort over the past twenty years regarding problems related to the pathogenesis of these syndromes. Cellular cloning and molecular biology techniques, as well as characterization of the many molecules involved in IgE antibody response and tissue inflammation have made it possible to highlight the importance of interactions among different cells and different cytokines in the triggering and maintenance of allergic inflammation.


Cytokine Secretion Helminth Infection Allergic Inflammation Purify Protein Derivative Vernal Conjunctivitis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gianfranco Del Prete
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  1. 1.Istituto di Clinica Medica IIIUniversity of FlorenceItaly

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