Mechanisms of food allergy.


Journal Article (Review)

The prevalence of food allergy continues to rise, particularly in 'westernized' societies; it has been linked to the 'hygiene hypothesis' and the increased diversity of food consumption worldwide. The pathogenic mechanisms and Th1/Th2 paradigm are being closely examined with respect to the occurrence of inflammatory and injury/repair responses at different mucosal sites. Genetically modified plants as potential food sources and allergenicity are current topics of controversy.

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Cited Authors

  • Helm, RM; Burks, AW

Published Date

  • December 2000

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 12 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 647 - 653

PubMed ID

  • 11102767

Pubmed Central ID

  • 11102767

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1879-0372

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0952-7915

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0952-7915(00)00157-6


  • eng