Often research paves the way for other studies and it becomes a network of scientific work.
Recently it was discovered by a program undertaken in Belgium that the toll-like receptors (TLR) lining the lungs could be beneficial asthma treatment and other types of allergies.
This will almost definitely lead the way for further studies that will direct research towards TLRs and how they can contribute to immunizing against airborne antigens.
The team found that in particular, the TLR4 encouraged allergic reactions to antigen containing house dust mites and other bacterial substances.
Scientists must then therefore consider that by removing or stopping the effect of TLR4 on the lungs’ epithelial cells, the lessening of the immune system will take place. This then will, in theory, prevent the development of certain allergic diseases.
Every day unwanted materials, referred to as antigens are inhaled but the lungs have systems in place that in most cases deal with them very effectively.
For some people a variety of these antigens will create an allergic reaction because of the way their particular immune system is set up.
Despite much research on Asthma and other allergies, there is still vast amount to learn especially with the rise of these conditions in recent years. More children are asthmatics than ever before.
Up until known it was unclear if these TLRs had any connection to the immune cells or in the antigen sensory function. This new study is therefore important because it does definitely confirm that there is a link.