The treatment method developed by the Australian scientists can be a solution for allergy. The new treatment method can stop the immune reactions leading to allergies by gene therapy.
Researchers at the UQ Diamantina Institute of the University of Queensland in Australia have succeeded in “neutralizing” immune cells that cause allergic asthma reactions in experiments on animals by numbing them with gene therapy.
Expressing that the symptoms are caused by the reaction of immune cells to a protein in an allergen-causing object, the scientists of the University of Queensland said that these immune cells called “T-cells” created an “immune memory” against allergies and develops intense resistance to the treatments.
Scientists aiming to “wipe out” the immune memory of the cells to prevent an allergic response have added a gene that regulates the protein that causes allergies to the blood cells of the animals and then injected them back into the animal.
It has been seen that renovated blood cells allow the body to keep the allergy protein without causing an immune response. Researchers state that if this method is successful in experiments on humans, it can provide lifelong protection against allergies with a single therapy.
The findings of the research made by the UQ Diamantina Institute of the University of Queensland were published in the “JCI Insight” magazine.