How pollen increases susceptibility to virus infection

TWINCORE researchers describe how birch pollen affects immune cells

Birch pollen is not only a nuisance for allergy sufferers. They can also affect the cells of the innate immune system and make them more susceptible to viral infections. This was now shown by a team of researchers at TWINCORE in Hanover, together with cooperation partners from the University of Augsburg. They published their results in the scientific journal Allergy.

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