How Allergies Develop

Dr Rob explains the two steps in allergy formation including the role of antigen-presenting cells, T-cells, B-cells, and mast cells, all in 60 seconds.

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Antigen – a protein capable of triggering an immune response (synonyms: allergen, immunogen)

Interleukin – a signalling protein secreted in the body which carries a message from one cell to another chemically. The immune system is highly dependent on 17 known types of interleukins, most created and secreted by T-cells.