Exploiting Old Pathogens to Create New Therapeutics

Intestinal worms are well known for their potent immuno-modulatory capacity. In a recent study, Navarro et al. (2016) identify a secreted hookworm protein that can suppress allergic responses in both mice and humans. This represents an exciting strategy for treating chronic inflammatory disorders such as allergy.


Published in:
Cell Host & Microbe, 20, 6, 705-707
Year:
2016
Publisher:
Cambridge, Cell Press
ISSN:
1931-3128
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