Oral vaccines conundrum
Mark.Haynes at Mail.TJU.Edu
Tue Feb 27 14:41:05 EST 2001
there is a probability that food antigens are recognized.
there are documented tolerance pathways that operate after ingesting
and there is obvious evidence that some individuals are "allergic" to
also don't forget that a lack of a recognized response doesn't mean
there is no response, and tolerance is a response too.
this is off the cuff
'cause I don't have available mucosal immunity info
Jeffrey Atkinson wrote:
> To All;
> I'll be brief because this could be very silly.
> If at least a humoral immune response is possible by
> ingesting a protein (say an attenuated virus) then why do we not
> raise a response against all foreign ingested proteins?
> Coming from parts quite distant from immunology.....
> Dr. Jeffrey Atkinson
> Associate Professor
> Department of Chemistry
> Brock University
> St. Catharines, Ontario
> Canada L2S 3A1
> jatkin at spartan.ac.BrockU.ca
> phone: 905 688-5550 ext 3967
> fax: 905 682-9020
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