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allergen

any substance capable of inducing an allergy
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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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Many might be surprised that by investigating the hidden dust from these homes we found that cockroach allergens, dust mites, mould and bacteria were commonly present.
'Other allergens common during seasonal changes are tree and grass pollen whereas mould spores grow on decaying matter indoors and outdoors, and increase in hot and damp environments,' he said.
Molecular weights of protein bands were compared with already reported allergens in allergen database (He, 2011).
Individual allergens can be pursued on the basis of specific symptoms, or broad panels can be performed to screen for any allergen positivity.
During that same school year, classroom and home dust samples were collected by the research team and analyzed for common indoor allergens. The children had their lung function tested at various times and parents were interviewed about their child's asthma symptoms periodically during the year.
There is an increase in the global prevalence and economic burden of allergic diseases.6 Environmental factors are considered to play more important role than genetic factors for the recent increment in the prevalence of allergic diseases.16 Environmental factors such as smoking, lifestyle, obesity, pets, diet, and air pollution are considered causative or aggravating factors for allergic diseases.17 Therefore it is very important to accurately investigate the prevalence of allergic diseases and the level of exposure to indoor and outdoor allergens.
Since pet allergens are also found in homes where there aren't any pets (because of dispersion by adherence to textile surfaces such as clothing and shoes), Devan's solution could be used to treat household textiles such as carpets, curtains, upholstery fabrics, etc., resulting in a clean, fresh and allergen-free environment.
Clothing is washed at a temperature of 50-60aa for 30 minutes, which effectively removes common household allergens and eliminates 50.9 percent more allergens than other washers, according to the company.
Therefore, it is crucial to identify allergens and to propose targeted desensitization therapy.
Despite huge advances in molecular biology, recognition and typification of allergens, and the ability to produce allergenic molecules that are safer to inject, (12) no major changes in skin testing techniques have occurred since this type of treatment was described in the 1930s-1940s.
SAN DIEGO -- With propylene glycol already declared 2018 Allergen of the Year in a published journal article, the news at the Allergen of the Year session of the American Contact Dermatitis Society was announcement of the 2019 pick, parabens.