Journal article

Hyper-Inflammatory Monocyte Activation Following Endotoxin Exposure in Food Allergic Infants

Melanie R Neeland, Boris Novakovic, Thanh D Dang, Kirsten P Perrett, Jennifer J Koplin, Richard Saffery

Frontiers in Immunology | FRONTIERS MEDIA SA | Published : 2020


Several recent studies have reported a key role for innate cell hyper-responsiveness in food allergy. This has predominantly been observed in early life, with evidence that innate immune function may return to baseline if food allergy resolves in later childhood. Hallmarks of hyper-responsiveness include increased circulating frequency of monocytes and altered innate cell cytokine responses to in vitro exposure with bacterial endotoxin. These features mirror the defining signatures of trained innate immunity, seen in other complex diseases. In this study, detailed immune cell and cytokine profiling was performed on peripheral blood mononuclear cells at baseline from 27 1 year old infants in ..

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