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Sedghy F, Varasteh A, Sankian M, Moghadam M. Interaction Between Air Pollutants and Pollen Grains: The Role on the Rising Trend in Allergy. rbmb.net 2018; 6 (2) :219-224
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Immuno-Biochemistry lab, Immunology Research Center, Mashhad University of medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.
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Asthma and allergic diseases cases have risen in recent decades. Plant pollen is considered as the main aeroallergen causing allergic reactions. According to available data, urban residents experience more respiratory allergies than rural residents mainly due to the interaction between chemical air pollutants and pollen grains. This interaction can occur through several mechanisms; chemical pollutants might facilitate pollen allergen release, act as adjuvants to stimulate IgE-mediated responses, modify allergenic potential, and enhance the expression of some allergens in pollen grains. This review focuses on the most recent theories explaining how air pollutants can interact with pollen grains and allergens.

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Type of Article: Review | Subject: Immunology
Received: 2017/07/3 | Accepted: 2017/09/21 | Published: 2018/01/22

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