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IL-9 differentiated peanut allergy, peanut sensitivity in children

September 18, 2014

Interleukin-9 best differentiated children with peanut allergy from those with peanut sensitivity and atopic children without peanut allergy, according to recent study results.

Researchers in the United Kingdom identified potential peanut allergy (PA) biomarkers by conducting a preliminary exploratory microarray investigation of gene expression in peanut-activated memory Th subsets from three children with PA and three atopic children without PA. Real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction in 30 children (12 with PA, 12 with peanut sensitivity and six without PA) were used to confirm findings at a gene level. Th subsets were identified by flow cytometry.

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