Activate Now
 
ProHealth me-cfs Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help
Facebook Google Plus
Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Lyme Disease  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

Ten Tips to Simplify, Lower the Cost, and Optimize CFS and fibromyalgia Treatment

Ampligen Takes Big Step Forward - Becomes First Drug Approved Anywhere For Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Patient Insights into the Design of Technology to Support a Strengths-Based Approach to Health Care.

Keep Learning – Even From Bed!

Iron Man: A Young Person's POTS ME/CFS Recovery Story Pt. I

Buying Drugs from Canada - A Good Choice for Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)?

VIDEO: Dear Healthy People: Fatigue

Researchers Identify Characteristic Chemical Signature for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

SURVEY: Weight Management & Chronic Illness

Researchers find herpes strain in the nervous system

 
Print Page
Email Article

‘Peptide’ Cat Allergy Vaccine Works: Mold, Mite, Pollen & Dust the Next to Fall?

  [ 15 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
www.ProHealth.com • April 1, 2011


Trials prove new vaccine concept foils cat allergy – with almost no side effects.

Good-bye itching, watering eyes and sneezing! Researchers at Canada’s McMaster University have developed a vaccine which successfully treats people with an allergy to cats.

Traditionally, frequent allergy shots have been considered the most effective way to bring relief - other than getting rid of the family pet - for the 8% to 10% of the population allergic to cats.

Both options – one difficult and costly, the other troubling - may now be tossed aside, thanks to the work of immunologist Mark Larché, PhD, McMaster’s Canada Research Chair in Allergy & Immune Tolerance.

Building on research he's conducted for the past 10 years in Canada and Britain, Dr. Larché and his research team have developed a vaccine which is effective and safe with almost no side effects, according to their report in the Journal of Allergy & Clinical Immunology (Jan 2011).

• The researchers took one protein (molecule) that cats secrete on their fur which causes the majority of allergic problems.

• Using blood samples from 100 patient volunteers allergic to cats, they deconstructed the molecule and identified short regions within the protein which activate T-cells (helper cells that fight infection) in the immune system.

• Using the amino acid code for the whole protein, researchers made synthetic versions of these regions.

• For the cat allergy vaccine, they found seven peptides (strings of amino acids).

"And those synthetic peptides are what we mix together to make the vaccine," said Dr. Larché. "We picked the peptides that would work in as much of the population as possible."

Avoids Traditional Allergy Shot Side Effects

Known as "peptide immunotherapy", a low dose of the vaccine is given into the skin.

Initially, four to eight doses a year may be required, but the side effects of the traditional allergy shots do not arise, Dr. Larché said.

Large Phase III Trials to Refine Optimum Dose

The optimal dose will be determined in phase three clinical trials which are getting underway with a much larger group of cat allergy sufferers.

The development of a vaccine to treat people allergic to cats is the first in a line of vaccines developed with Adiga Life Sciences, a company established at McMaster in 2008. It is a joint venture between McMaster University and Circassia Ltd., a UK-based biotech company.

Adiga and McMaster are now collaborating on research into the use of peptide immunotherapy for house dust mite, ragweed, grass, birch tree and molds.

Source: McMaster University News Release, Mar 31, 2011




Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Hydroxocobalamin Extreme™ Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®

Looking for Vitamins, Herbs and Supplements?
Search the ProHealth Store for Hundreds of Natural Health Products


Article Comments



Be the first to comment on this article!

Post a Comment


 
Natural Pain Relief Supplements

Featured Products

B-12 Extreme™ B-12 Extreme™
The Most Potent Vitamin B-12 on Earth
Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%
Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function
Hydroxocobalamin Extreme™ Hydroxocobalamin Extreme™
The B-12 Your Brain Needs for Detox & Sharpness
Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
Get energized with malic acid & magnesium

Natural Remedies

The Fast-Acting Solution for Healthy Digestive Function The Fast-Acting Solution for Healthy Digestive Function
Fighting Fatigue with Ground-breaking French Oak Wood Extract Fighting Fatigue with Ground-breaking French Oak Wood Extract
Why Berries Offer a Rainbow of Health Benefits Why Berries Offer a Rainbow of Health Benefits
Relief for Dry, Itchy Skin Caused by Fibromyalgia Relief for Dry, Itchy Skin Caused by Fibromyalgia
Rejuvenating the Brain - How PQQ Helps Power Up Mental Processing Rejuvenating the Brain - How PQQ Helps Power Up Mental Processing

CONTACT US
ProHealth, Inc.
555 Maple Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(800) 366-6056  |  Email

· Become a Wholesaler
· Vendor Inquiries
· Affiliate Program
SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE
Credit Card Processing
SUBSCRIBE AND SAVE 15% NOW*
Be the first to know about new products, special discounts and the latest health news. *New subscribers only

CONNECT WITH US ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus

© 2016 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Pain Tracker App  |  Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map