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A community survey of IgG4 antibody levels

Merrett, J., Burr, Michael Leslie and Merrett, T. G. 1983. A community survey of IgG4 antibody levels. Clinical and Experimental Allergy 13 (5) , pp. 397-407. 10.1111/j.1365-2222.1983.tb02615.x

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Abstract

Precise and specific radioimmunoassays have been developed to quantify IgG4 and IgG4 antibodies. A community survey has demonstrated that men have significantly higher total serum lgG4 levels than women: geometric mean values of 0.581 mg/ml versus 0.302 mg/ml. This sex difference was extended to total IgE values. Circulating levels of IgG4 antibodies against foods, especially egg-and milk, were normally higher than those against the three most common U.K. inhalant allergens–grass pollen, house dust mite and cat epithelium,

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISSN: 0954-7894
Last Modified: 04 May 2016 03:06
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/60649

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