The study of allergy by Japanese researchers: A historical perspective

Toshiyuki Takai, Hajime Karasuyama

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Abstract

It has been over a hundred years since Shibasaburo Kitasato and Emil Adolf von Boehring's finding of a serum component that neutralizes bacterial toxins and the subsequent development of antiserum therapy. Over that time, many Japanese researchers have greatly contributed to our understanding of the molecular mechanisms for allergic and inflammatory diseases. This article is aimed at introducing such individual work and how these areas have contributed to our understanding of the mechanisms of allergic reactions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1311-1316
Number of pages6
JournalInternational immunology
Volume21
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Keywords

  • Allergy
  • Antibodies
  • Hypersensitivity
  • IL-5
  • IgE

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology

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