Dr. ir. L.S. van Rijt

Main activities
Mucosal Immune Responses in Allergy
Focus of research

I am involved in the following research projects:

1. Underlying mechanisms of neosensitisation to allergens in established allergy 

2. Underlying mechanism of immune therapy in murine models for Birch Pollen and House Dust Mite allergy

3. The role of flame retardants in the sensitisation to inhaled allergens in a murine model of asthma

4. The interaction of different allergies in different compartments in the body (e.g. respiratory and food allergy)

Key publications
  • Canbaz D, Utsch L, Logiantara A, van Ree R, van Rijt LS, IL-33 promotes the induction of immunoglobulin production after inhalation of house dust mite extract in mice. ALLERGY 2015;70 (5):522-532 [PubMed]
  • Utsch L, Folisi C, Akkerdaas JH, Logiantara A, van de Pol MA, van der Zee JS, Krop EJM, Lutter R, van Ree R, van Rijt LS, Allergic sensitization is associated with inadequate antioxidant responses in mice and men. ALLERGY 2015;70 (10):1246-1258 [PubMed]
  • van Rijt LS, Logiantara A, Utsch L, Canbaz D, Boon L, van Ree R, House dust mite allergic airway inflammation facilitates neosensitization to inhaled allergen in mice. ALLERGY 2012;67 (11):1383-1391 [PubMed]
  • van Rijt LS, Gouveia L, Logiantara A, Canbaz D, Opstelten DJ, van der Kleij HPM, van Ree R, Birch pollen immunotherapy in mice: inhibition of Th2 inflammation is not sufficient to decrease airway hyper-reactivity. INT ARCH ALLERGY IMM 2014;165 (2):128-139 [PubMed]
  • Canbaz D, van Velzen MJM, Hallner E, Zwinderman AH, Wickman M, Leonards PEG, van Ree R, van Rijt LS, Exposure to organophosphate and polybrominated diphenyl ether flame retardants via indoor dust and childhood asthma. INDOOR AIR 2016;26 (3):403-413 [PubMed]
All Publications
Research programmes

Prof. dr. R. van Ree (Molecular mechanisms of disease induction, symptom expression, immunotherpay and prevention in IgE-mediated allergy)