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allergen

any substance capable of inducing an allergy

allergen

[′al·ər‚jen]
(immunology)
Any antigen, such as pollen, a drug, or food, that induces an allergic state in humans or animals.
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Male juniper bushes release pollen that is highly allergenic to dogs, and it causes extreme itching and scratching.
Our research is showing that chemical modifications of allergenic proteins may play an important role in the increasing prevalence of allergies worldwide," Kampf says.
Regardless of a detailed understanding of the biologic and/or structural properties of proteins that govern their differential sensitizing activity, attempts to identify inherent allergenic hazard in the context of a safety assessment are predicated on the basis of being able to model such differences experimentally.
The results obtained up to now indicate that this Brown Norway (BN) rat model is likely to become a valuable tool, not only for the improvement of our knowledge on food allergy in general, but also for the assessment of the allergenic potential and potency of genetically engineered foods.
This assay could be extremely valuable when used in conjunction with the proposed assessments for allergenic potential of engineered food crops (Taylor and Hefle 2001).
A conference titled "Assessment of the Allergenic Potential of Genetically Modified Foods," organized and sponsored by the National Toxicology Program, the U.
Legumes are a source of dietary protein, oils, antioxidants and allergenic proteins in the human diet.
And finally, read the mini-monograph on the highly charged issue of the allergenic potential of genetically modified foods (Bannon et al.
Fig sap causes allergenic skin reactions with some people, so wear gloves and long sleeves when pruning if this is a concern.
The rigours of the new regime have helped Frito-Lay's factories in these countries reduce the problem of allergenic material from the nut products being transferred and tainting other snacks in the plants.
Scientists at the TNO Nutrition and Food Research Institute (Utrechtseweg 48, PO Box 360, 3700 AJ Zeist, The Netherlands) are testing the allergenic potential of new food proteins.
4 /PRNewswire/ -- Greer, leading the way in providing more than 400 allergenic source materials, has expanded its mite rearing and processing facility.