Allergy

Year Published: 2015

Journal

PNAS

Authors

Peter E. Deak, Baksun Kim, Amina Abdul Qayum, Jaeho Shin, Girish Vitalpur, Kirsten M. Kloepfer, Matthew J. Turner, Neal Smith, Wayne G. Shreffler, Tanyel Kiziltepe, Mark H. Kaplan, and Basar Bilgicer

Methods

In this study, authors tested the ability of an inhibitor to block the IgE receptor that triggers an allergic reaction to peanuts.

Key Findings

"Those molecules, which they named covalent heterobivalent inhibitors, were found to stop allergic reactions by stopping IgES from latching on to peanut proteins."