Enzyme lays the foundations for allergic immune response

While in search of the causes of allergies and asthma, a chance discovery has yielded new clues: researchers led by Dr Marcus Peters have ascertained that the enzyme guanylate cyclase in cells lays the foundations for the type of immune response. Allergic symptoms are more or less pronounced depending on which immune response gains the upper hand. ‘This is particularly interesting as there are active pharmaceutical ingredients that stimulate the enzyme or even inhibit it,’ explains Marcus Peters.

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