ambrosia

Summary

Summary: A plant genus of the family ASTERACEAE. The POLLEN is one cause of HAYFEVER.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Pollinex Quattro Ragweed: safety evaluation of a new allergy vaccine adjuvanted with monophosphoryl lipid A (MPL) for the treatment of ragweed pollen allergy
    Paul Baldrick
    Scientific and Regulatory Consulting, Covance Laboratories Ltd, Otley Road, Harrogate HG3 1PY, UK
    J Appl Toxicol 27:399-409. 2007
  2. ncbi Cities as harbingers of climate change: common ragweed, urbanization, and public health
    Lewis H Ziska
    Alternate Crop and Systems Laboratory, United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, 10300 Baltimore Avenue, Beltsville, MD 20705, USA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 111:290-5. 2003
  3. ncbi High genetic diversity in French invasive populations of common ragweed, Ambrosia artemisiifolia, as a result of multiple sources of introduction
    B J Genton
    Laboratoire Ecologie, Systematique et Evolution, UMR CNRS UPS ENGREF 8079, Universite Paris Sud, Batiment 360, 91 405 Orsay Cedex, France
    Mol Ecol 14:4275-85. 2005
  4. ncbi Psilostachyin C: a natural compound with trypanocidal activity
    Valeria P Sülsen
    Catedra de Farmacognosia, IQUIMEFA UBA CONICET, Facultad de Farmacia y Bioquimica, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Junin 956 1113, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 37:536-43. 2011
  5. ncbi Multigene phylogeny of filamentous ambrosia fungi associated with ambrosia and bark beetles
    Sepideh Massoumi Alamouti
    Department of Wood Science, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Mycol Res 113:822-35. 2009
  6. pmc Nuclear erythroid 2 p45-related factor 2 inhibits the maturation of murine dendritic cells by ragweed extract
    Tirumalai Rangasamy
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol 43:276-85. 2010
  7. ncbi Array-based profiling of ragweed and mugwort pollen allergens
    G Gadermaier
    Christian Doppler Laboratory for Allergy Diagnosis and Therapy, Department of Molecular Biology, University of Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
    Allergy 63:1543-9. 2008
  8. ncbi Evidence for novel viruses by analysis of nucleic acids in virus-like particle fractions from Ambrosia psilostachya
    Ulrich Melcher
    Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 246 NRC, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078, USA
    J Virol Methods 152:49-55. 2008
  9. pmc Allergen challenge induces Ifng dependent GTPases in the lungs as part of a Th1 transcriptome response in a murine model of allergic asthma
    Nilesh Dharajiya
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA
    PLoS ONE 4:e8172. 2009
  10. ncbi Gene flow and population admixture as the primary post-invasion processes in common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia) populations in France
    Young Jin Chun
    INRA, UMR 1210 Biologie et Gestion des Adventices, Dijon, France
    New Phytol 185:1100-7. 2010

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Publications220 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi Pollinex Quattro Ragweed: safety evaluation of a new allergy vaccine adjuvanted with monophosphoryl lipid A (MPL) for the treatment of ragweed pollen allergy
    Paul Baldrick
    Scientific and Regulatory Consulting, Covance Laboratories Ltd, Otley Road, Harrogate HG3 1PY, UK
    J Appl Toxicol 27:399-409. 2007
    ..Quattro Ragweed) has been developed for the prevention or relief of allergic symptoms caused by pollen from Ambrosia spp. (ragweed)...
  2. ncbi Cities as harbingers of climate change: common ragweed, urbanization, and public health
    Lewis H Ziska
    Alternate Crop and Systems Laboratory, United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, 10300 Baltimore Avenue, Beltsville, MD 20705, USA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 111:290-5. 2003
    ..Although controlled laboratory experiments have been conducted to demonstrate the sensitivity of allergenic pollen production to future climatic change (ie, increased CO(2) and temperature), no in situ data are available...
  3. ncbi High genetic diversity in French invasive populations of common ragweed, Ambrosia artemisiifolia, as a result of multiple sources of introduction
    B J Genton
    Laboratoire Ecologie, Systematique et Evolution, UMR CNRS UPS ENGREF 8079, Universite Paris Sud, Batiment 360, 91 405 Orsay Cedex, France
    Mol Ecol 14:4275-85. 2005
    b>Ambrosia artemisiifolia is an aggressive North American annual weed, found particularly in sunflower and corn fields...
  4. ncbi Psilostachyin C: a natural compound with trypanocidal activity
    Valeria P Sülsen
    Catedra de Farmacognosia, IQUIMEFA UBA CONICET, Facultad de Farmacia y Bioquimica, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Junin 956 1113, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 37:536-43. 2011
    ..This natural compound was isolated from Ambrosia scabra by bioassay-guided fractionation and was identified by spectroscopic techniques...
  5. ncbi Multigene phylogeny of filamentous ambrosia fungi associated with ambrosia and bark beetles
    Sepideh Massoumi Alamouti
    Department of Wood Science, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Mycol Res 113:822-35. 2009
    Most 'ambrosia' fungi are members of a heterogeneous group of ophiostomatoids that includes the anamorph genera Ambrosiella, Raffaelea and Dryadomyces...
  6. pmc Nuclear erythroid 2 p45-related factor 2 inhibits the maturation of murine dendritic cells by ragweed extract
    Tirumalai Rangasamy
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol 43:276-85. 2010
    ..Our findings indicate that a defect in Nrf2-mediated signaling mechanisms alters the response of DCs to a common environmental allergen, which may contribute to the susceptibility to allergic diseases...
  7. ncbi Array-based profiling of ragweed and mugwort pollen allergens
    G Gadermaier
    Christian Doppler Laboratory for Allergy Diagnosis and Therapy, Department of Molecular Biology, University of Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
    Allergy 63:1543-9. 2008
    Ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia) and mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris) pollen is the main cause of allergic reactions in late summer and autumn...
  8. ncbi Evidence for novel viruses by analysis of nucleic acids in virus-like particle fractions from Ambrosia psilostachya
    Ulrich Melcher
    Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 246 NRC, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078, USA
    J Virol Methods 152:49-55. 2008
    ..As a test of the efficiency of the procedure we targeted Ambrosia psilostachya, western ragweed, plants growing at the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve of northeastern Oklahoma...
  9. pmc Allergen challenge induces Ifng dependent GTPases in the lungs as part of a Th1 transcriptome response in a murine model of allergic asthma
    Nilesh Dharajiya
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA
    PLoS ONE 4:e8172. 2009
    ..We propose that allergen-induced airway inflammation is regulated by simultaneous upregulation of Th1 and Th2 genes, and that persistent unopposed upregulation of Th1 genes resolves allergic inflammation...
  10. ncbi Gene flow and population admixture as the primary post-invasion processes in common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia) populations in France
    Young Jin Chun
    INRA, UMR 1210 Biologie et Gestion des Adventices, Dijon, France
    New Phytol 185:1100-7. 2010
    ..Employing this approach, we investigated the role of gene flow in the post-invasion evolution of common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia)...
  11. ncbi Non-native Ambrosia pollen in the atmosphere of Rzeszów (SE Poland); evaluation of the effect of weather conditions on daily concentrations and starting dates of the pollen season
    Idalia Kasprzyk
    Department of Environmental Biology, University of Rzeszow, Rejtana 16C, Rzeszów 35 959, Poland
    Int J Biometeorol 52:341-51. 2008
    ..and to what an extent the elements of weather conditions were associated with changes in the concentration of Ambrosia pollen in air. The study was carried out in the years 1997-2004 using the volumetric method...
  12. pmc Pollen-induced oxidative stress influences both innate and adaptive immune responses via altering dendritic cell functions
    Aniko Csillag
    Institute of Immunology, Medical and Health Science Center, University of Debrecen, Debrecen H 4012, Hungary
    J Immunol 184:2377-85. 2010
    ..Collectively, these data show that pollen exposure-induced oxidative stress may contribute to local innate immunity and participate in the initiation of adaptive immune responses to pollen Ags...
  13. pmc Nuclear and chloroplast microsatellites show multiple introductions in the worldwide invasion history of common ragweed, Ambrosia artemisiifolia
    Myriam Gaudeul
    UMR CNRS 7205 Origine, Structure et Evolution de la Biodiversité, Museum national d histoire naturelle, Paris, France
    PLoS ONE 6:e17658. 2011
    b>Ambrosia artemisiifolia is a North American native that has become one of the most problematic invasive plants in Europe and Asia...
  14. ncbi Fungus symbionts colonizing the galleries of the ambrosia beetle Platypus quercivorus
    Rikiya Endoh
    Laboratory of Environmental Mycoscience, Division of Environmental Science and Technology, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University, Kitashirakawa Oiwake cho, Sakyo ku, Kyoto, 606 8502, Japan
    Microb Ecol 62:106-20. 2011
    ..Ours is the first report showing the specific fungi inhabiting the galleries of a platypodid ambrosia beetle.
  15. ncbi Effects of temperature on survival, development, longevity, and fecundity of Ophraella communa (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), a potential biological control agent against Ambrosia artemisiifolia (Asterales: Asteraceae)
    Zhong Shi Zhou
    State Key Laboratory for Biology of Plant Diseases and Insect Pests, Institute of Plant Protection, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, China
    Environ Entomol 39:1021-7. 2010
    ..It is a potential biological control agent against common ragweed, Ambrosia artemisiifolia (Asterales: Asteraceae). The effects of temperature on the development and fecundity of O...
  16. ncbi The spectrum of allergens in ragweed and mugwort pollen
    Nicole Wopfner
    Department of Molecular Biology, Division of Allergy and Immunology, University of Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
    Int Arch Allergy Immunol 138:337-46. 2005
    ..As described for other pollen, ragweed and mugwort pollen also contain the pan-allergen profilin and calcium-binding proteins, which are responsible for extensive cross-reactivity among pollen-sensitized patients...
  17. ncbi Adjuvant activity of pollen grains
    Z Allakhverdi
    Laboratory on Allergy, CHUM Research Center, Notre Dame Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Allergy 60:1157-64. 2005
    ..Here we have examined whether intact grains of pollen display such adjuvant effect, accounting for the immunogenic activity of pollen protein allergens that are devoid of intrinsic pro-inflammatory/adjuvant property...
  18. pmc Ozone affects pollen viability and NAD(P)H oxidase release from Ambrosia artemisiifolia pollen
    Stefania Pasqualini
    Department of Applied Biology, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy
    Environ Pollut 159:2823-30. 2011
    ..investigated the impact of ozone (O(3)) on reactive oxygen species (ROS) and allergen content of ragweed pollen (Ambrosia artemisiifolia)...
  19. ncbi The effects of disturbance and enemy exclusion on performance of an invasive species, common ragweed, in its native range
    A Andrew M MacDonald
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto Mississauga, 3359 Mississauga Road N, Mississauga, ON L5L 1C6, Canada
    Oecologia 162:977-86. 2010
    Common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia) is an abundant weed in its native North America, despite supporting a wide range of natural enemies...
  20. ncbi Genetic differentiation in life-history traits of introduced and native common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia) populations
    K A Hodgins
    Department of Botany, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    J Evol Biol 24:2731-49. 2011
    ..Here, we compare 22 native North American populations and 12 introduced European populations of common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia) in five common gardens (control, herbivory, light stress, nutrient stress and drought)...
  21. ncbi Allergy to ragweed in northern Italy and prevention strategies
    P Zanon
    U O Pneumologia, Ospedale di Circolo Busto Arsizio, Busto Arsizio, Italy
    Monaldi Arch Chest Dis 57:144-6. 2002
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  22. ncbi Characterization of a Plasmopara species on Ambrosia artemisiifolia, and notes on P. halstedii, based on morphology and multiple gene phylogenies
    Young Joon Choi
    Division of Environmental Science and Ecological Engineering, College of Life Sciences and Biotechnology, Korea University, Seoul 136 701, Republic of Korea
    Mycol Res 113:1127-36. 2009
    Common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia) is an invasive and highly allergenic plant species, on which two species, Plasmopara halstedii and Plasmopara angustiterminalis, have been recognized to cause downy mildew disease...
  23. ncbi Ragweed pollen collected along high-traffic roads shows a higher allergenicity than pollen sampled in vegetated areas
    A Ghiani
    Dipartimento di Science Ambientali, Universita di Milano Bicocca, Milano, Italy
    Allergy 67:887-94. 2012
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of traffic-related pollution on the allergenicity of ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia L.) pollen through a field-based experiment.
  24. ncbi Sensitisation to Ambrosia in Switzerland: a public health threat on the wait
    U Ackermann-Liebrich
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 139:70-5. 2009
    b>Ambrosia artemisiifolia (short name = Ambrosia common ragweed) pollen is a potent allergen and has recently been found in Switzerland, spreading from the southwest of the country...
  25. ncbi Airborne grass and ragweed pollen in the southern Panonnian Valley--consideration of rural and urban environment
    Branko Sikoparija
    University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Sciences, Department of Biology and Ecology, Trg Dositeja Obradovica 2, 21000 Novi Sad, Serbia and Montenegro
    Ann Agric Environ Med 13:263-6. 2006
    ..Such a situation suggests the possibility for using data obtained in one type of environment for the development of long-term forecast models for an entire region...
  26. ncbi Meteorological variables connected with airborne ragweed pollen in Southern Hungary
    L Makra
    Department of Climatology and Landscape Ecology, University of Szeged, H 6701 Szeged, P O B 653, Hungary
    Int J Biometeorol 49:37-47. 2004
    ..The short (or common) ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia = Ambrosia elatior) has the most aggressive pollen of all...
  27. pmc High outcrossing in the annual colonizing species Ambrosia artemisiifolia (Asteraceae)
    Jannice Friedman
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto, 25 Willcocks St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Ann Bot 101:1303-9. 2008
    ..Here, the role of density for the mating system of Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed), a wind-pollinated annual colonizing species previously reported as self-..
  28. ncbi Estimation of pollen and seed production of common ragweed in France
    Boris Fumanal
    UMR 1210 Biologie et Gestion des Adventices, INRA, ENESAD, UB, 17 Rue Sully BP 86510, 21000 Dijon, France
    Ann Agric Environ Med 14:233-6. 2007
    Common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia L.) is an invasive weed of field crops and human-disturbed habitats in Europe...
  29. ncbi Which role can arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi play in the facilitation of Ambrosia artemisiifolia L. invasion in France?
    B Fumanal
    UMR INRA ENESAD UB Biologie et Gestion des Adventices, 21065, Dijon, France
    Mycorrhiza 17:25-35. 2006
    b>Ambrosia artemisiifolia L. (common ragweed), an annual invasive plant, was introduced more than 100 years ago from North America to Europe...
  30. ncbi Artemisia and Ambrosia hypersensitivity: co-sensitization or co-recognition?
    R Asero
    Ambulatorio di Allergologia, Clinica San Carlo, Paderno Dugnano MI, Italy
    Clin Exp Allergy 36:658-65. 2006
    ..Clinical and serological studies showed that ragweed and mugwort sensitization are often associated and this poses relevant clinical problems in patients for whom specific immunotherapy is warranted...
  31. pmc Subpollen particles: carriers of allergenic proteins and oxidases
    Attila Bacsi
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX77555, USA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 118:844-50. 2006
    ..Pollen is known to induce allergic asthma in atopic individuals, although only a few inhaled pollen grains penetrate into the lower respiratory tract...
  32. ncbi Long distance transport of ragweed pollen as a potential cause of allergy in central Italy
    Lorenzo Cecchi
    Interdepartmental Centre of Bioclimatology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 96:86-91. 2006
    b>Ambrosia pollen is an important allergen in North America and, as recently discovered, in some European countries...
  33. ncbi Airborne pollen concentrations and the incidence of allergic asthma and rhinoconjunctivitis in northern Italy from 1992 to 2003
    E Ridolo
    Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
    Int Arch Allergy Immunol 142:151-7. 2007
    ..In a 12-year study carried out in Northern Italy (geographic area of Parma), the effects of airborne pollen and meteorological conditions on the incidence of allergic asthma and rhinoconjunctivitis were evaluated...
  34. ncbi Evidence for a new lineage of primary ambrosia fungi in Geosmithia Pitt (Ascomycota: Hypocreales)
    Miroslav Kolařík
    Institute of Microbiology of the ASCR, v v i, Videnska 1083, 142 20 Praha 4, Czech Republic
    Fungal Biol 114:676-89. 2010
    ..During this study, the fungal associates of ambrosia beetles Cnesinus lecontei, Eupagiocerus dentipes, and Microcorthylus sp...
  35. ncbi Two statistical approaches to forecasting the start and duration of the pollen season of Ambrosia in the area of Lyon (France)
    Mohamed Laaidi
    Climat et Santé, Centre d Epidémiologie de Population, Faculte de Medecine, BP 87900, 21079 Dijon, France
    Int J Biometeorol 48:65-73. 2003
    The aim of the present study was to forecast the start and duration of the pollen season of Ambrosia from meteorological data, in order to provide early information to allergists and allergic people...
  36. pmc Role of pollen NAD(P)H oxidase in allergic inflammation
    Nilesh Dharajiya
    NHLBI Proteomics Center, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 77555 1083, USA
    Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol 8:57-62. 2008
    ..The presence of NAD(P)H oxidases in pollens and their role in induction of airway inflammation have not been described until recently...
  37. ncbi Variation in ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia L.) pollen concentration in central Croatia, 2002-2003
    Renata Peternel
    Research Department, Zagreb Institute of Public Health, Croatia
    Ann Agric Environ Med 12:11-6. 2005
    ..Results of the study provided useful information to individuals allergic to ragweed pollen thereby allowing them to adjust their outdoor activities to avoid contact with the allergen...
  38. ncbi Immunologic analysis of monoclonal and immunoglobulin E antibody epitopes on natural and recombinant Amb a 1
    N Wopfner
    Christian Doppler Laboratory for Allergy Diagnosis and Therapy, Department of Molecular Biology, University of Salzburg, Austria
    Clin Exp Allergy 38:219-26. 2008
    ..Although Amb a 1 was cloned and sequenced in 1991, little is known of the specificity of anti-Amb a 1 antibodies or of the immunologic properties of the recombinant allergen...
  39. ncbi The Pannonian plain as a source of Ambrosia pollen in the Balkans
    B Sikoparija
    Laboratory for Palynology, Department of Biology and Ecology, Faculty of Sciences University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Serbia
    Int J Biometeorol 53:263-72. 2009
    This study aims to find likely sources of Ambrosia pollen recorded during 2007 at five pollen-monitoring sites in central Europe: Novi Sad, Ruma, Negotin and Nis (Serbia) and Skopje (Macedonia)...
  40. pmc Trypanocidal and leishmanicidal activities of sesquiterpene lactones from Ambrosia tenuifolia Sprengel (Asteraceae)
    Valeria P Sülsen
    Catedra de Farmacognosia, IQUIMEFA UBA CONICET, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 52:2415-9. 2008
    Bioassay-guided fractionation of the organic extract of Ambrosia tenuifolia Sprengel (Asteraceae) led to the isolation of two bioactive sesquiterpene lactones with significant trypanocidal and leishmanicidal activities...
  41. pmc Variability and cryptic heteromorphism of Ambrosia artemisiifolia seeds: What consequences for its invasion in France?
    Boris Fumanal
    INRA, UMR 1210 Biologie et Gestion des Adventices, INRA ENESAD UB, Dijon Cedex, France
    Ann Bot 100:305-13. 2007
    b>Ambrosia artemisiifolia is a ruderal weed introduced from North America to Europe. It produces large amount of achenes which are highly heterogeneous in size...
  42. ncbi The influence of temperature, relative humidity and rainfall on the occurrence of pollen allergens (Betula, Poaceae, Ambrosia artemisiifolia) in the atmosphere of Bratislava (Slovakia)
    J Bartková-Scevková
    Prírodovedecká fakulta Univerzity Komenského, Katedra ekosozológie, Mlynská dolina B2, 842 15 Bratislava, Slovakia
    Int J Biometeorol 48:1-5. 2003
    ..We have chosen the Betula genus of trees, the whole Poaceae family of grasses and ragweed Ambrosia artemisiifolia L. to represent weeds. The taxons mentioned represent the most significant allergens in Slovakia...
  43. ncbi Relationship between climate, pollen concentrations of Ambrosia and medical consultations for allergic rhinitis in Montreal, 1994-2002
    Marie Claude Breton
    Institut des Sciences de l Environnement, Universite du Quebec a Montreal, Montreal, Canada
    Sci Total Environ 370:39-50. 2006
    The aim of this study is to evaluate the influence of meteorological factors on Ambrosia pollen concentrations and its impact on medical consultations for allergic rhinitis of residents from various socio-economic levels in Montréal (Qué..
  44. pmc Interaction of the onset of spring and elevated atmospheric CO2 on ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia L.) pollen production
    Christine A Rogers
    Exposure Epidemiology and Risk Program, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Landmark Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 114:865-9. 2006
    ..release of seeds with low and high atmospheric CO2 on biomass, reproduction, and phenology in ragweed plants (Ambrosia artemisiifolia L.), which produce highly allergenic pollen...
  45. ncbi Dryadomyces amasae: a nutritional fungus associated with ambrosia beetles of the genus Amasa (Coleoptera: Curculionidae, Scolytinae)
    Heiko Gebhardt
    Lehrstuhl Spezielle Botanik Mykologie, Universitat Tubingen, Auf der Morgenstelle 1, D 72076 Tubingen, German
    Mycol Res 109:687-96. 2005
    ..sp. nov., was found in the sapwood of dead angiosperm timbers in the gallery systems of the scolytine ambrosia beetle Amasa concitatus...
  46. ncbi Ragweed (Ambrosia) progression and its health risks: will Switzerland resist this invasion?
    P Taramarcaz
    Service of Allergology and Immunology, University Hospital of Geneva and Medical School, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 135:538-48. 2005
    The purpose of this article is to alert physicians for the environmental and health threats of Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed) in Switzerland. Switzerland borders several heavily ragweed colonised areas...
  47. ncbi The ambrosanolide cumanin inhibits macrophage nitric oxide synthesis: some structural considerations
    A L Lastra
    Instituto de Quimica, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Circuito Interior s n CP 04510, Mexico, D F, Mexico
    J Ethnopharmacol 95:221-7. 2004
    ..In this contribution, the ability of the ambrosanolide-type sesquiterpene lactone cumanin (from the Asteraceae Ambrosia psilostachya) to inhibit NO biosynthesis was evaluated in lipopolisaccharide-induced peritoneal murine ..
  48. pmc Allergic rhinitis and asthma in southern Croatia: impact of sensitization to Ambrosia elatior
    Slavica Cvitanović
    Department of Pulmonary Diseases, Split University Hospital, Split, Croatia
    Croat Med J 48:68-75. 2007
    To identify pollen types in southern Croatia and investigate the impact of sensitization to Ambrosia elatior (A. elatior) on symptoms and treatment of patients with seasonal allergic rhinitis and/or asthma.
  49. ncbi Birch and ragweed pollinosis north of Milan: a model to investigate the effects of exposure to "new" airborne allergens
    R Asero
    Ambulatorio di Allergologia, Ospedale Caduti Bollatesi, Via Piave 20, Bollate MI, Italy
    Allergy 57:1063-6. 2002
    ..This study aimed to investigate the clinical effects of two "new" allergens, ragweed and birch, in an area north of Milan during the last 15 years...
  50. ncbi Enemy release but no evolutionary loss of defence in a plant invasion: an inter-continental reciprocal transplant experiment
    Benjamin J Genton
    Laboratoire Ecologie, Systematique et Evolution, UMR CNRS UPS ENGREF 8079, Universite Paris Sud, Batiment 360, 91405 Orsay Cedex, France
    Oecologia 146:404-14. 2005
    ..tested for enemy release and the evolution of increased competitive ability in the North American native ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia: Asteraceae), which currently is invading France...
  51. ncbi Examining Ambrosia pollen episodes at Poznań (Poland) using back-trajectory analysis
    A Stach
    Laboratory of Aeropalynology, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland
    Int J Biometeorol 51:275-86. 2007
    The pollen grains of Ambrosia spp. are considered to be important aeroallergens in parts of southern and central Europe...
  52. ncbi Correlation of environmental factors with asthma and rhinitis symptoms in Tulsa, OK
    Cashel P Newhouse
    Department of Biological Science, The University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74104, USA
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 92:356-66. 2004
    ..Airborne allergens, pollutants, and climatic changes are known to influence the symptoms of asthma patients...
  53. pmc Interleukin-16 inhibits interleukin-13 production by allergen-stimulated blood mononuclear cells
    Souad El Bassam
    Laboratory of Immunology, Research Center, Ste Justine Hospital, University of Montreal, Canada
    Immunology 117:89-96. 2006
    ..These data suggest that IL-16 may play an important immunoregulatory role in allergic states in response to allergen...
  54. ncbi Specific allergen enhances IgE production via galectin-3 in surface IgE+ B cells
    H Kimata
    Eur J Clin Invest 37:1001-2. 2007
  55. ncbi [Climate change: effects on bronchial asthma and allergies]
    Michael Barczok
    MMW Fortschr Med 150:35-6. 2008
  56. ncbi An assessment of the onset and duration of action of olopatadine nasal spray
    Piyush Patel
    Allied Research International, Mississauga, ON, Canada
    Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 137:918-24. 2007
    ..Seasonal allergic rhinitis (SAR) is a highly prevalent disease. This study was conducted to evaluate the onset and duration of action of three concentrations of olopatadine nasal spray...
  57. ncbi Molecular and immunological characterization of novel weed pollen pan-allergens
    N Wopfner
    Department of Molecular Biology, Christian Doppler Laboratory for Allergy Diagnosis and Therapy, University of Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
    Allergy 63:872-81. 2008
    ..Therefore, the purification and characterization of cross-reacting allergens in pollen is an extremely important task towards correct allergy diagnosis...
  58. ncbi The control of allergic conjunctivitis by suppressor of cytokine signaling (SOCS)3 and SOCS5 in a murine model
    Akemi Ozaki
    Laboratory for Signal Network, Research Center for Allergy and Immunology, RIKEN Yokohama Institute, Kanagawa, Japan
    J Immunol 175:5489-97. 2005
    ..These results suggest that negative regulation of the Th2-mediated response by dominant-negative SOCS3 and SOCS5 could be a target for therapeutic intervention in allergic disease...
  59. ncbi Inhibitory receptor gp49B regulates eosinophil infiltration during allergic inflammation
    Hillary H Norris
    Laboratory of Allergic Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Twinbrook II, 12441 Parklawn Drive, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    J Leukoc Biol 82:1531-41. 2007
    ..Expression of gp49B was detected on peripheral eosinophils of control mice and on eosinophils from lungs of mice treated with RW, suggesting a role for gp49B on eosinophils in dampening allergic inflammatory responses...
  60. ncbi Cloning, expression, and characterization of pollen allergens from Humulus scandens (Lour) Merr and Ambrosia artemisiifolia L
    Ai lin Tao
    Allergy and Inflammation Research Institute, Shantou University Medical College, Shantou 515031, China
    Acta Pharmacol Sin 26:1225-32. 2005
    To clone the pollen allergen genes in Humulus scandens (Lour) Merr (LvCao in Chinese) and short ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia L) for recombinant allergen production and immunotherapy.
  61. ncbi Effect of allergic conjunctival inflammation on the allogeneic response to donor cornea
    Thomas H Flynn
    Department of Ocular Immunology, Institute of Ophthalmology, London, United Kingdom
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 48:4044-9. 2007
    ..Ipsilateral ocular inflammation has been identified as a predictor of future corneal graft failure. This study investigates the effect of perioperative allergic conjunctivitis on corneal allograft survival...
  62. ncbi The changing pattern of ragweed allergy in the area of Milan, Italy
    R Asero
    Ambulatorio di Allergologia, Clinica San Carlo, 20037 Paderno Dugnano, Milan, Italy
    Allergy 62:1097-9. 2007
  63. ncbi [Ambrosia pollen under high surveillance]
    M Thibaudon
    RNSA, Chemin des Gardes, BP 8, 69610 Saint Genis l Argentière
    Eur Ann Allergy Clin Immunol 36:337-41. 2004
    The pollinic season of ambrosia in 2003 present strong disturbances due to the meteorology of the end of this summer...
  64. ncbi Modulation of murine experimental allergic conjunctivitis by treatment with alpha-galactosylceramide
    Atsuki Fukushima
    Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Kochi Medical School, Kohasu, Nankoku city 783 8505, Japan
    Immunol Lett 107:32-40. 2006
    ..These data suggest that NKT cells can play a downregulatory role in the development of EC and that alpha-GalCer may be useful for treating allergic conjunctivitis...
  65. pmc Analysis of short-term influences of ambient aeroallergens on pediatric asthma hospital visits
    Wei Zhong
    Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati, PO Box 670056, Ohio 45267 0056, USA
    Sci Total Environ 370:330-6. 2006
    ..Their relative risks on asthma hospital visits with respect to a 100 counts/m(3) increase in concentration were in the range of 1.23 to 1.54. The effects in causing the asthma exacerbation were delayed by 3 or 5 days...
  66. ncbi Air pollution and allergens
    J Bartra
    Allergy Unit, Service of Pneumology and Respiratory Allergy, Hospital Clinic ICT, Barcelona, Spain
    J Investig Allergol Clin Immunol 17:3-8. 2007
    ..In conclusion, there is sufficient scientific evidence on the effect of air pollution upon allergens, increasing exposure to the latter, their concentration and/or biological allergenic activity...
  67. ncbi Ragweed pollen travels long distance
    Daniela Zauli
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 97:122-3. 2006
  68. pmc Lactoferrin decreases pollen antigen-induced allergic airway inflammation in a murine model of asthma
    Marian L Kruzel
    PharmaReview Corporation, Inc, Houston, TX, USA
    Immunology 119:159-66. 2006
    ..The aim of the study was to examine the impact of lactoferrin (LF), an iron-binding protein, on ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia) pollen extract (RWE)-induced cellular oxidative stress levels in cultured bronchial epithelial ..
  69. ncbi Prevalence of IgE-binding to Art v 1, Art v 4 and Amb a 1 in mugwort-allergic patients
    C Oberhuber
    Department of Pathophysiology, Center of Physiology and Pathophysiology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    Int Arch Allergy Immunol 145:94-101. 2008
    ..of mugwort-allergic patients, (ii) to identify individual marker allergens crucial for the diagnosis of mugwort allergy and (iii) to identify potential crossreactive allergens present in ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia) pollen extract.
  70. ncbi Role of VLA-4 in the development of allergic conjunctivitis in mice
    Atsuki Fukushima
    Department of Ophthalmology, Kochi Medical School, Kohasu, Nankoku City, Japan
    Mol Vis 12:310-7. 2006
    ....
  71. pmc Involvement of programmed death-ligand 2 (PD-L2) in the development of experimental allergic conjunctivitis in mice
    A Fukushima
    Department of Ophthalmology, Kochi Medical School, Kochi University, Kohasu, Oko cho, Nankoku city 783 8505, Japan
    Br J Ophthalmol 90:1040-5. 2006
    ..Here, the authors aimed to examine whether PD-1 and its ligands are involved in the development of experimental allergic conjunctivitis (EC) in mice...
  72. pmc Nicotine primarily suppresses lung Th2 but not goblet cell and muscle cell responses to allergens
    Neerad C Mishra
    Immunology Program, Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, Albuquerque, NM 87108, USA
    J Immunol 180:7655-63. 2008
    ..To our knowledge this is the first direct evidence that nicotine modulates allergic responses...
  73. ncbi Role of interferon-gamma in a mouse model of allergic conjunctivitis
    Michael E Stern
    Allergan, Irvine, CA, USA
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 46:3239-46. 2005
    ..To characterize the effect of repeated topical exposure to allergen in a mouse model of allergic conjunctivitis and to determine the role of interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma) in the pathogenesis of allergic conjunctivitis...
  74. ncbi Hypersensitivity to molds in New York City in adults who have asthma
    Robert Y Lin
    Department of Medicine, Saint Vincents Hospital, Manhattan, USA
    Allergy Asthma Proc 24:13-8. 2003
    ..Thus it is conceivable that mold hypersensitivity plays a contributing and independent role in initiating or perpetuating the allergic response in patients with asthma in the New York area...
  75. ncbi Biology of weed pollen allergens
    Gabriele Gadermaier
    Department of Molecular Biology, Division of Allergy and Immunology, University of Salzburg, Hellbrunnerstrasse 34, A 5020 Salzburg, Austria
    Curr Allergy Asthma Rep 4:391-400. 2004
    ..As described for other pollens, weed pollen also contains the panallergens profilin and calcium-binding proteins, which are responsible for extensive cross-reactivity among pollen-sensitized patients...
  76. ncbi Bridging PCR and partially overlapping primers for novel allergen gene cloning and expression insert decoration
    Ai lin Tao
    Allergy and Inflammation Research Institute, Medical College, Shantou University, 22 Xin Ling Road, Shantou 515031, Guangdong Province, China
    World J Gastroenterol 10:2103-8. 2004
    ..To obtain the entire gene open reading frame (ORF) and to construct the expression vectors for recombinant allergen production...
  77. ncbi Ragweed pollen in the air of Szczecin
    Małgorzata Puc
    Department of General Botany, University of Szczecin, Felczaka 3a, 71 412 Szczecin, Poland
    Ann Agric Environ Med 11:53-7. 2004
    The aim of the study was to analyse the ragweed (Ambrosia) pollination in Szczecin (western Poland) in the years 2000-2002. Measurements were performed by the volumetric and gravimetric method...
  78. ncbi Weed pollen allergens
    Shyam S Mohapatra
    University of South Florida College of Medicine, James A Haley Veterans Hospital, Tampa, Florida, USA
    Clin Allergy Immunol 18:207-22. 2004
  79. ncbi Cetirizine, an H1-receptor antagonist, suppresses the expression of macrophage migration inhibitory factor: its potential anti-inflammatory action
    T Shimizu
    Departments of Dermatology Molecular Biochemistry, Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine, Sapporo, Japan
    Clin Exp Allergy 34:103-9. 2004
    ..Cetirizine, a putative H1-receptor antagonist, has recently been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties through the inhibition of leucocyte recruitment and activation, and by the reduction of ICAM-1 expression on keratinocytes...
  80. ncbi Injection immunotherapy with different airborne allergens did not prevent de novo sensitization to ragweed and birch pollen north of Milan
    Riccardo Asero
    Ambulatorio di Allergologia, Clinica San Carlo, Paderno Dugnano, Italy
    Int Arch Allergy Immunol 133:49-54. 2004
    ..Previous studies suggest that allergen-specific immunotherapy (SIT) with a single allergen may prevent sensitization to other airborne allergens...
  81. pmc Parental allergic status influences the risk of developing allergic sensitization and an asthmatic-like phenotype in canine offspring
    Edward G Barrett
    Respiratory Immunology and Asthma Program, Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, Albuquerque, NM 87108, USA
    Immunology 110:493-500. 2003
    ..These results suggest that parental allergic sensitivity is important in the development of allergic sensitization and an asthmatic phenotype in the offspring...
  82. ncbi Tolerability of retreatment with omalizumab, a recombinant humanized monoclonal anti-IgE antibody, during a second ragweed pollen season in patients with seasonal allergic rhinitis
    Anjuli Nayak
    Sneeze, Wheeze and Itch Associates, 2010 Jacobssen Drive, Normal, IL 61761, USA
    Allergy Asthma Proc 24:323-9. 2003
    ..In summary, retreatment during a second pollen season with omalizumab, 300 mg every 3 or 4 weeks, was well tolerated and was not associated with any significant immunologic reactions...
  83. ncbi A double-blind placebo-controlled evaluation of sublingual immunotherapy with a standardized ragweed extract in patients with seasonal rhinitis. Evidence for a dose-response relationship
    C Andre
    Département Scientifique et Médical, Stallergènes S A, Antony, France
    Int Arch Allergy Immunol 131:111-8. 2003
    ..There is a growing consensus on the benefits of sublingual-swallow immunotherapy in the treatment of allergic diseases...
  84. ncbi Airborne contact dermatitis from Ambrosia deltoidea (triangle-leaf bursage)
    Michael J Schumacher
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85724, USA
    Contact Dermatitis 48:212-6. 2003
    3 cases of contact dermatitis due to exposure to airborne allergens from Ambrosia deltoidea (triangle-leaf bursage) are presented...
  85. ncbi Effect of lysed Enterococcus faecalis FK-23 (LFK) on allergen-induced peritoneal accumulation of eosinophils in mice
    T Shimada
    Central Research Laboratories, Nichinichi Pharmaceutical Co Ltd, Mie, Japan
    Clin Exp Allergy 33:684-7. 2003
    ..There is some evidence to suggest that lysed Enterococcus faecalis FK-23 (LFK) could relieve the clinical symptoms of pollinosis. However, the mechanism responsible for this phenomenon remains unknown...
  86. ncbi Efficacy and safety of subcutaneous immunotherapy with a biologically standardized extract of Ambrosia artemisiifolia pollen: a double-blind, placebo-controlled study
    C Mirone
    Dipartimento Multizonale di Allergologia ed Immunologia Clinica, Niguarda Ca Granda Hospital, Milan, Italy
    Clin Exp Allergy 34:1408-14. 2004
    The allergological relevance of Ambrosia in Europe is growing but the efficacy of the injective immunotherapy for this allergen has been documented only in Northern America.
  87. ncbi Fexofenadine HCl 60 mg/ pseudoephedrine HCl 120 mg has a 60-minute onset of action in the treatment of seasonal allergic rhinitis symptoms, as assessed in an allergen exposure unit
    Robert B Berkowitz
    RxResearch, Woodstock, Georgia, USA
    Allergy Asthma Proc 25:335-43. 2004
    ..In conclusion, fexofenadine HCl 60 mg/pseudoephedrine HCl 120 mg is effective in the treatment of patients with moderate-to-severe seasonal AR, with an onset of action of 60 minutes and a good safety profile...
  88. ncbi A protease-activated pathway underlying Th cell type 2 activation and allergic lung disease
    Farrah Kheradmand
    Biology of Inflammation Center, Baylor College of Medicine, 1 Baylor Plaza, Houston, TX, 77030, USA
    J Immunol 169:5904-11. 2002
    ....
  89. ncbi Comparative effects of fexofenadine and montelukast on allergen-induced wheal and flare
    Martha White
    The Institute for Asthma and Allergy, Wheaton, MD, 20902, USA
    Allergy Asthma Proc 26:221-8. 2005
    ..3% for fexofenadine, and 7.3 and 9.6% for montelukast. Fexofenadine suppressed the allergen-induced wheal-and-flare response to a significantly greater extent, and had a significantly faster onset of action, compared with montelukast...
  90. ncbi Differential modulation of allergic eye disease by chronic and acute ascaris infection
    Lisa Schopf
    Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center, Nutrient Requirements and Functions Laboratory, U S Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, MD, USA
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 46:2772-80. 2005
    ..To assess alterations in allergic ocular responses to nonparasite antigens in an experimental system in which mice were skewed toward a Th2 cytokine profile by helminth infection...
  91. ncbi Superoxide dismutase failed to attenuate allergen-induced nasal congestion in ragweed-sensitized dogs
    Natalia Skorohod
    Dept of Medicine, M C 788, Univ of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    J Appl Physiol 98:1478-86. 2005
    ..The data do not support the use of SOD for acute protection against allergic rhinitis...
  92. ncbi Dissection of antigen-specific humoral and cellular immune responses for the development of experimental immune-mediated blepharoconjunctivitis in C57BL/6 mice
    Atsuki Fukushima
    Department of Ophthalmology, Kochi Medical School, Kochi University, Nankoku city 783 8505, Japan
    Curr Eye Res 30:241-8. 2005
    ..We aimed to investigate whether LPR is mediated by either cellular or humoral immune responses...
  93. ncbi Airborne ragweed pollen concentration in north-eastern Croatia and its relationship with meteorological parameters
    Edita Stefanic
    Faculty of Agriculture, J J Strossmayer University, 31000 Osijek, Croatia
    Ann Agric Environ Med 12:75-9. 2005
    ....
  94. ncbi The immunization protocol determines whether endogenous interferon-gamma suppresses the infiltration of eosinophils into the conjunctiva
    Atsuki Fukushima
    Department of Ophthalmology, Kochi Medical School, Kochi University, Kohasu, Oko cho, Nankoku city 783 8505, Japan
    Immunol Lett 100:189-94. 2005
    ..To examine whether this phenomenon is universally true, we induced conjunctival inflammation by four different immunization protocols...
  95. ncbi Genetic background determines susceptibility to experimental immune-mediated blepharoconjunctivitis: comparison of Balb/c and C57BL/6 mice
    Atsuki Fukushima
    Department of Ophthalmology, Kochi Medical School, Kohasu, Nankoku city 783 8505, Japan
    Exp Eye Res 82:210-8. 2006
    ..Furthermore, the involvement of endogenous IFN-gamma in the development of EC in these two strains differs...
  96. pmc Ethnomedicines used in Trinidad and Tobago for reproductive problems
    Cheryl Lans
    BCICS, University of Victoria, British Columbia, V8W 2Y2, Canada
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 3:13. 2007
    ..Some folk uses are ancient and were documented by Galen and Pliny the Elder...
  97. pmc Reproduction of Pratylenchus penetrans on 24 Common Weeds in Potato Fields in Québec
    G Belair
    Horticulture Research and Development Centre, Agriculture and Agri Food Canada, St Jean sur Richelieu, Quebec, J3B 3E6, Canada
    J Nematol 39:321-6. 2007
    ..60 to 2.54, while Ambrosia artemisiifolia and Cyperus esculentus were classified as poor hosts with a Pf/Pi from 0.01 to 0.15...
  98. ncbi Transport of airborne pollen into the city of Thessaloniki: the effects of wind direction, speed and persistence
    Athanasios Damialis
    Department of Ecology, School of Biology, Aristotle University, UPB 119, 54124 Thessaloniki, Greece
    Int J Biometeorol 49:139-45. 2005
    ..These plant taxa were Ambrosia spp., Artemisia spp., Chenopodiaceae, Corylus spp., Cupressaceae, Olea europaea, Pinaceae, Platanus spp...
  99. ncbi Pollen aeroallergens in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area: a 10-year volumetric survey (1998-2007)
    Susan E Kosisky
    Department of Allergy and Immunology, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 104:223-35. 2010
    ..Local aeroallergen surveys identify and establish patterns of prevalence for tree, grass, and weed species that enable the clinician to more effectively select allergens for skin testing and therapy...
  100. ncbi Fifteen years' record of airborne allergenic pollen and meteorological parameters in Thessaloniki, Greece
    Dimitrios Gioulekas
    Pulmonary Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
    Int J Biometeorol 48:128-36. 2004
    ..2.5% to Chenopodiaceae and 1.4% to Populus spp. The percentages of Betula spp., Asteraceae (Artemisia spp. and Ambrosia spp.), Salix spp., Ulmaceae and Alnus spp. were each lower than 1%...
  101. ncbi Clinical cross-reactivity between Artemisia vulgaris and Matricaria chamomilla (chamomile)
    F de la Torre Morin
    Hospital Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
    J Investig Allergol Clin Immunol 11:118-22. 2001
    ..Cross-reactivity with hazelnut, kiwi, birch, several Compositae (Ambrosia, Chrysanthemum, Matricaria, Solidago) and grass allergens has been suggested...

Research Grants9

  1. RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ALLERGIC RHINITIS AND SINUSITIS
    Fuad Baroody; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..This will hopefully help to improve our therapeutic modalities for this enigmatic illness that affects millions of Americans every year. ..
  2. Maternal Influence in the Development of Asthma
    Edward Barrett; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..This application will provide new insight into the underlying mechanisms that contribute to the development of asthma and identify new targets for preventative therapies. ..
  3. Cornea Epithelial Stem Cell Isolation for Bioengineering
    De Quan Li; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..This work will have important scientific significance and high impact on the adult stem cell concept, not only for cornea and ocular surface, but also for other tissues. ..
  4. Antibiotics in Infancy-Risk Factor for Childhood Asthma
    Dennis Ownby; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..This new analysis will allow a much more rigorous examination of the possible relationship between early antibiotic use and asthma in a population of American children. ..
  5. OXIDATIVE STRESS, APOPTOSIS AND DRUG RESISTANCE
    Istvan Boldogh; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..abstract_text> ..
  6. MECHANISMS OF IGE REGULATION OF HUMAN LEUKOCYTES
    Sarbjit Saini; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..The results of the planned studies will further define mechanisms of FcepsilonRI regulation on basophils and monocytes, and may lead to novel FcepsilonRI-based strategies for the treatment of allergic diseases. ..
  7. Neuro-Immune Interactions in Developing Airways
    Gary Larsen; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..These studies of developmental airway biology in mammalian species allow definition of neuro-immune mechanisms that may have relevance to events that occur in infants and small children. ..
  8. IMMUNE MECHANISMS OF MIDDLE EAR DISEASE
    David Skoner; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The primary hypothesis is that cytokine genotype is predictive of illness expression and of OM incidence during a documented RSV infection in young children. ..
  9. Endotoxin Exposure Alters-Anti-Tetanus IgE in Infants
    Dennis Ownby; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The closer temporal relationship should produce a clearer understanding of role of early environmental exposures on the development of allergic disease. ..