Asthma and thrombomodulin animation by Gardenia Gonzalez Gil

Asthma and Thrombomodulin


This 3D animation illustrates some immunological reactions observed in patients with asthma.

The first part describes the mechanism by which allergens activate dendritic cells, a key process triggering asthmatic allergic reactions.

The second part describes the role of the membrane protein thrombomodulin deactivating dendritic cells.

Once dendritic cells go back to their normal inactive state, the allergic reaction ceases and the asthma condition improves.