J SIEGEL's scientific contributions

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... However, it is still unclear whether the inflammatory effect of the hastisetae is attributable to the mechanical action of the seta and its penetration through the epithelia or if it is associated to the presence of specific molecules capable to start an immunological reaction. Hastisetae have been directly linked to occupational diseases in working environments (Loir & Legagneux, 1922;Renaudin, 2010), especially when processing organic materials such flour, wool, silk and other commodities (Veer, Negi & Rao, 1996;Brito et al., 2002), or stored objects of organic origin in museums and art galleries (Siegel et al., 1991). The exposure to and inhalation of hastisetae, even in the form of dust, are reported to cause rhinoconjunctivitis (Brito et al., 2002) and asthma (Cuesta-Herranz et al., 1997;Brito et al., 2002;Bernstein et al., 2009). ...