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Open Access Editorial

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Erika Jensen-Jarolim

Author Affiliations

Comparative Medicine, Messerli Research Institute, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Medical University Vienna and University Vienna, Waehringer G. 18-20, 1090 Vienna, Austria

Institute of Pathophysiology and Allergy Research, Waehringer G. 18-20, 1090 Vienna, Austria

World Allergy Organization Journal 2014, 7:14  doi:10.1186/1939-4551-7-14

Published: 3 June 2014

First paragraph (this article has no abstract)

As the deputy editor of WAOJ I am concentrating on basic science, but with continuous focus on the clinical relevance of submitted studies for our allergic and atopic patients. The questions that follow me are 1.) “What makes an allergen an allergen?” and 2.) “Why do humans and other mammalians form IgE?”.