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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 9:39 am 
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UCLA researchers are reporting a significant breakthrough in the treatment of allergies to cats.

By isolating pieces of one of the proteins found in cat saliva and dander and tying it to a piece of human antibody, the scientists have created a new compound. In mice bred to be cat-allergic, the compound shut down histamine reactions, which in allergic humans would cause symptoms ranging from watery eyes and sneezing to asthma attacks.

Writing about their findings in the April issue of Nature Medicine, Dr. Andrew Saxon and his colleagues at the UCLA Medical School also suggest that their new compound - which they call GFD or gamma Feline domesticus - may also prove effective in the treatment of food allergies. However, no tests have yet begun with food allergens.


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