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Ein Forscher träufelt aus einer kleinen Pipette eine Flüssigkeit in ein Reagenzglas. Mehrere Reagenzgläser und ein Erlenmeyerkolben vorn rechts sind mit einer hellblauen, klaren Flüssigkeit gefüllt. Kopf und Schultern des Forschers sind nur unscharf im Hintergrund zu erkennen.



Preventing peanut allergies through a better understanding of the transcutaneous sensitization pathway, novel food processing, and skin care adaptations.

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The present project aims to reduce the risk of developing peanut allergy via the transcutaneous route by 1) gaining knowledge of the mechanisms by which this may occur and 2) developing and testing novel prevention approaches consisting, for example, of modifying peanut manufacturing processes or adapting skin care and hand hygiene practices. The CCP is investigating the penetration and residence time of peanut proteins in hair follicles, their uptake into Langerhans cells and the transfer of the proteins by hand to the skin of other individuals, as well as the prevention of hand washing.

Duration: 06/2022 - 05/2025

Funded by: Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung


Prof. Dr. Martina Meinke

Chemist and Medical Physicist, Head of the CCPCharité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Postal address:Charitéplatz 110117 Berlin, Germany

Campus / internal address:Luisenstraße 2

CCM, Luisenstraße 2

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