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Analysis of the IgE response to pine nut allergens in Italian allergic patients.

Titre
Analysis of the IgE response to pine nut allergens in Italian allergic patients.
Résumé
Plant-derived foods are the main cause of food allergy in Italian adults, and pine nut seems to be a relevant allergen. Allergy to pine nut is frequently severe [1] and can affect children. Patients can become sensitized through airborne transmission [2]. Pine nuts are found in sweets, cookies, and pasta seasoned with pesto sauce, yet little is known about pine nut allergens. Several proteins of different molecular weights (17 kDa [3]; 30, 44, and 50 kDa [4,5]; and <14 kDa [5]) have been detected. A 6-kDa albumin and a 50-kDa vicilin were recently shown to be major allergens [6], and surprisingly uniform IgE reactivity to 5 allergens ranging between 6 kDa and 47 kDa was detected in 5 children [7]. We investigated the main pine nut allergens in Italian patients. Pine nut–allergic patients were identified
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Année
2014
Publié en
J Investig Allergol Clin Immunol. 2014;24(3):204-6.
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26/01/15 - Introduit par: Paola Minale