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Allergic disorders are markedly increasing in industrialized countries. The identification of compounds that trigger the immunoglobulin E-dependent allergic reaction remains the key to limit patients’ exposure to critical allergens and improve their quality of life. Here we use synthetic biology principles to design a mammalian cell-based allergy profiler that scores the allergen-triggered release of histamine from whole-blood-derived human basophils. A synthetic signalling cascade engineered within the allergy profiler rewires histamine input to the production of reporter protein, thereby integrating histamine levels in whole-blood samples with remarkable sensitivity and a wide dynamic range, allowing for rapid results or long-term storage of output, respectively. This approach provides non-intrusive allergy profiles for the personalized medicine era. Show more
Journal / seriesNature Communications
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PublisherNature Publishing Group
Organisational unit03694 - Fussenegger, Martin / Fussenegger, Martin
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