allergen

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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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Prioult G, Pecquet S, Fliss I (2005) Allergenicity of acidic peptides from bovine [beta]-lactoglobulin is reduced by hydrolysis with Bifidobacterium lactis NCC362 enzymes.
Stinson says that connecting climate-induced trends in allergenicity with public health impacts could be challenging.
The import of transgenic organisms is discussed in various legislations such as Plant quarantine order, "Rules for the Manufacture, Use, Import, Export and Storage of Hazardous Microorganisms, Genetically engineered organisms or cells, 1989", "Revised Guidelines for research in transgenic plants & Guidelines for toxicity and allergenicity evaluation of transgenic seeds, plants and plant parts, 1998" and "Standard Operating Procedures for the conduct of confined field trials of Regulated GE Plants, 2008".
The patent "Decreasing Allergenicity of Natural Latex Rubber Prior to Vulcanization," is significant not only to the company but also to European manufacturers who use latex in production of end products as well as consumers who utilise their end products.
While the jury is still out on bio-engineered (genetically altered) foods, their possible allergenicity is certainly a current topic of controversy.
While proteins and peptides have excellent potential as food antioxidants, issues such as allergenicity and bitter off-flavors as well as their ability to alter food texture and color need to be addressed.
FDA has allowed this fish to move forward based on tests of allergenicity of only six engineered fish--tests that actually did show an increase in allergy-causing potential.
Even canned or packaged mango can cause an allergic reaction, because the allergenicity of mango nectar persists even after heating, enzymatic degradation, and mechanical tissue damage," Dr Shah pointed out.
Just as you cannot say "test for a medicine" without specifying the medicine, you cannot test for "pollens" without knowing the actual pollen, its source, its composition, and above all, its allergenicity.
Using any of these techniques, by themselves individually or in combination, is challenging in eliminating or significantly reducing the allergenicity of soy foods without affecting their functional or sensory properties.
When there is concern that a patient's dermatitis may be compounded by topical steroid allergy, clocortolone cream or desonide ointment are excellent choices; there is virtually no allergenicity to either product, according to Dr.
Environmental effects such as temperature and air pollution can influence the allergenicity of allergenic pollens [10].