Human-cat chimera may put brake on allergy

时间:2019-03-02 08:14:00166网络整理admin

By Andy Coghlan IF THE mere presence of a cat makes you start wheezing, there may be hope at hand. An experimental allergy remedy might teach the immune system not to overreact. The cat protein Fel d 1 is what triggers rashes and wheezing in allergy sufferers. While some companies are trying to genetically engineer cats to eliminate the protein, Andrew Saxon’s team at the University of California at Los Angeles may have come up with a less drastic solution. By fusing the feline protein with a human one known to suppress allergic reactions,