Allergy to Uncommon Pets: New Allergies but the Same Allergens.

Díaz Perales, Araceli and González de Olano, David and Pérez Gordo, Marina and Pastor Vargas, Carlos (2013). Allergy to Uncommon Pets: New Allergies but the Same Allergens.. "Frontiers in Immunology", v. 4 ; pp.. ISSN 1664-3224. https://doi.org/10.3389/fimmu.2013.00492.

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Title: Allergy to Uncommon Pets: New Allergies but the Same Allergens.
Author/s:
  • Díaz Perales, Araceli
  • González de Olano, David
  • Pérez Gordo, Marina
  • Pastor Vargas, Carlos
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Frontiers in Immunology
Date: December 2013
ISSN: 1664-3224
Volume: 4
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Agrónomos (UPM) [antigua denominación]
Department: Biotecnologia [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

The prevalence of exotic pet allergies has been increasing over the last decade. Years ago, the main allergy-causing domestic animals were dogs and cats, although nowadays there is an increasing number of allergic diseases related to insects, rodents, amphibians, fish, and birds, among others. The current socio-economic situation, in which more and more people have to live in small apartments, might be related to this tendency. The main allergic symptoms related to exotic pets are the same as those described for dog and cat allergy: respiratory symptoms. Animal allergens are therefore, important sensitizing agents and an important risk factor for asthma. There are three main protein families implicated in these allergies, which are the lipocalin superfamily, serum albumin family, and secretoglobin superfamily. Detailed knowledge of the characteristics of allergens is crucial to improvement treatment of uncommon-pet allergies.

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Item ID: 26423
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/26423/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:26423
DOI: 10.3389/fimmu.2013.00492
Official URL: http://journal.frontiersin.org/Journal/10.3389/fimmu.2013.00492/abstract
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 24 Jun 2014 14:16
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2014 11:41
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