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Current Opinion in Allergy & Clinical Immunology:
doi: 10.1097/ACI.0b013e3283574d0c
SKIN ALLERGY: Edited by Thomas Werfel and Torsten Zuberbier

The role of interleukin-1 in allergy-related disorders

Krause, Karoline; Metz, Martin; Makris, Michael; Zuberbier, Torsten; Maurer, Marcus

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Purpose of review: Interleukin-1β (IL-1β) is a potent proinflammatory cytokine, which is involved in many inflammatory conditions including autoinflammatory and allergic disorders. This review provides insights into recent advances of our understanding of the pathogenesis of IL-1β-associated allergy-related disorders.

Recent findings: In autoinflammatory as well as allergic diseases such as contact hypersensitivity, atopic dermatitis and bronchial asthma, dysfunctional inflammasome processing has been demonstrated to account for IL-1β-induced inflammation. IL-1-neutralizing drugs have been shown to completely suppress or markedly reduce inflammatory responses in clinical studies and experimental models of urticarial autoinflammatory diseases as well as common allergic disorders.

Summary: The recent findings support a crucial role for IL-1β and inflammasome components in a variety of allergy-related disorders.

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