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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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In the July ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PERSPECTIVES, his team demonstrates Bt's allergenicity.
On the basis of skin-test challenge of dogs sensitized previously to the native proteins, the disulfide allergens that have been studied show decreased allergenicity upon reduction by thioredoxin, apparently as a result of changes in IgE epitope accessibility.
Each group was asked to address general questions regarding what can be done to assess the potential allergenicity of genetically modified (GM) foods and what is needed to improve this process, as well as questions specific to each particular topic.
Serum from clinically well-defined allergic individuals needs to be banked for use in screening proteins of unknown allergenicity.
The FAO/WHO 2001 decision tree approach for the evaluation of allergenicity of genetically modified (GM) foods recommended a hierarchical approach to safety assessment (reviewed by Metcalfe et al.
This article is part of the mini-monograph "Animal Models to Detect Allergenicity to Foods and Genetically Modified Products.
The group then confirmed the allergenicity of the new soy in skin-prick allergy tests on three volunteers with Brazil nut allergies.
And all allergenicity and biocompatibility problems are avoided.
This procedure of monthly bathing may provide a simple method to reduce the allergenicity of cats for people who can't or won't remove cats from their environment," he says.
STRESA, Italy -- For the first time, Sweden-based Biovator AB and its cooperation partners will reveal the crucial aspects of the company's unique, animal-free testing method for human-specifi c allergenicity.
Pre-clinical data have demonstrated strongly reduced allergenicity, significantly increased immunogenicity and efficacy in a mouse model for birch pollen allergy.
Environmental effects such as temperature and air pollution can influence the allergenicity of allergenic pollens [10].