Anaphylactic shock occurs within minutes or hours after exposure to an allergen.
American scientists from Northwestern University have created a medicine that can be taken in advance to avoid an allergic reaction of the body to food, drugs, insect bites and other allergens. It is reported by NorthWestern.
“During the study, we tested BTK inhibitors, which are aimed at blocking the BTK enzyme present inside cells, including cells of the immune system. Their role has been well studied in the event of an allergic reaction. It turned out that blocking BTK prevents the release of histamine and other allergic mediators, ”commented senior research author Bruce Bochne.
Scientists believe that the results provide opportunities for future clinical studies of the oral form of the drug for people with the goal of preventing anaphylaxis.
“This is especially important for people with drug allergies to vital antibiotics and patients with severe food allergies,” he explained.
Earlier, scientists from Princeton University in the United States discovered a compound that defeats the most antibiotic-resistant bacteria.