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Higher B-cell activating factor levels at birth are positively associated with maternal dairy farm exposure and negatively related to allergy development

Journal article
Authors Anna-Carin Lundell
Bill Hesselmar
Inger Nordström
Ingegerd Adlerberth
Agnes E Wold
Anna Rudin
Published in Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Volume 136
Issue 4
Pages 1074-
ISSN 0091-6749
Publication year 2015
Published at Institute of Medicine, Department of Rheumatology and Inflammation Research
Institute of Clinical Sciences, Department of Pediatrics
Institute of Biomedicine, Department of Infectious Medicine
Pages 1074-
Language en
Subject categories Immunology in the medical area


A high proportion of circulating immature/naive CD5(+) B cells during early infancy is a risk factor for allergy development. B-cell activating factor (BAFF) is an important cytokine for B-cell maturation.

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