Slides from Webinar July 28, 2016

These slides review mycotoxins, metals and the impart of these toxins on glutathione. Much of the information comes from the article Deficient Glutathione in the Pathophysiology of Mycotoxin-Related Illness – online. The slides contain some information on Gliotoxin, which was not included in the article.

There are also references showing that pollen granules stimulate oxidation stress directly due to NADPH oxidase found in in the covering of pollen granules.The article explains how free radicals stimulated by the oxidase in pollen granules goes on to cause the symptoms of allergy.

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Article on Antibody Levels and Response to management of Candida Albicans, 1988

 

A research project looking at antibody responses to exposure to antigenic (antibody generating) material led to a human study of the response to Candida albicans Yeast.¬† The study was conducted in 1988 and resulted in a paper “Human Serum Immunoglobulin G, A, M levels in Low Grade Chronic Candidiasis”. The paper was not acceptedby a number of established journals of the time and we published the article in a new journal, Journal of Advancement in Medicine, which was not on Pubmed.¬† Here is a copy of the article. The study shows a positive correlation with increased level of antibody to yeast and response to therapy with oral Nystatin, an antifungal that is not absorbed out of the GI tract.

The article is informative about the various responses of IgG, IgA and IgM to a common antigen. A number of conditions are now identified by using antibody responses to a immune challenge. For example, a response to an immunization with Strep pneumonia is is a commonly used test of immune function.

Guilford 1988 Candida Antibodies