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Traffic-related air pollutants induce the release of allergen-containing cytoplasmic granules from grass pollen.

Authors
  • Motta, A C
  • Marliere, M
  • Peltre, G
  • Sterenberg, P A
  • Lacroix, G
Type
Published Article
Journal
International archives of allergy and immunology
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2006
Volume
139
Issue
4
Pages
294–298
Identifiers
PMID: 16491015
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Traffic-related pollutants can trigger the release of allergen-containing granules from grass pollen, and increase the bioavailability of airborne pollen allergens. This is a new mechanism by which air pollution concurs with the current increase in the prevalence of allergic diseases.

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