Pressemeldungen

Atopic dermatitis: staphylococci-dominated microbiome influence skin barrier function


Staphylococcus aureus is the skin associated dominat bacterium in atopic dermatis. A recently published Paper of CAI Researchers in Cooperation with researchers from Zurich could show that this microbiome dysbiosis influence the skin barrier function.

Publikation

Relations between epidermal barrier dysregulation and staphylococci-dominated microbiome dysbiosis in atopic dermatitis.

Altunbulakli C, Reiger M, Neumann AU, Garzorz-Stark N, Fleming M, Huelpuesch C, Castro-Giner F, Eyerich K, Akdis CA, Traidl-Hoffmann C.

J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2018 Jul

Press release TUM, August 10, 2018 (in german)


Allergies: Mugwort pollen as main source of airborne endotoxins

 

Pollen taxi for bacteria

Date: July 18, 2018

Source: Technische Universität München

The two professors Claudia Traidl-Hoffmann and Jeroen Buters from TUM and HMGU oversaw the study. “We were able to demonstrate that the pollen acts as a ‘taxi’ for bacteria and thus also for their toxins. The pollen produced by mugwort, which is already aggressive enough, then becomes even more of a problem for allergy and asthma sufferers,” they explain.

Publication:

Artemisia pollen is the main vector for airborne endotoxin.

Oteros J, Bartusel E, Alessandrini F, Núñez A, Moreno DA, Behrendt H, Schmidt-Weber C, Traidl-Hoffmann C, Buters J.

J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2018 Jul


How cats and cows protect farm children from asthma

Date: July 6, 2017
Source: University of Zurich/ Science News from research organizations


Summary: It is a known fact that microbes on farms protect children from asthma and allergies. But even non-microbial molecules can have a protective effect. Immunologists have shown that a sialic acid found in farm animals is effective against inflammation of lung tissue. This study opens up a wide variety of perspectives for the prevention of allergies.