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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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Evaluation of the impact of food technology on the allergenicity of cow's milk proteins, Proc.
In this regard, numerous methods to detect allergens contamination and/or to assess in vitro the allergenicity of specific ingredients rely on protein extraction systems.
It has been thought that hypoallergens can be applied in higher doses due to reduced allergenicity and therefore provide a safer and more effective treatment than the respective wild-type allergens.
The objective data produced as experimental results, which are to be taken in support of the view that tannin is providing structurally positive changes in the NRL in the two proposals, namely latex bio protection and a decrease in allergenicity, are as follows:
"We may find that urban populations from a particular demographic might be disproportionately affected by how climate change affects allergenicity," she says.
Search of the material from which the drug with high antiviral activity (inhibitor of trypsin-like proteinase) can be obtained, and at the same time having the lowest allergenicity to humans, drew our attention and made us conduct studies of human blood, and the wastes of serum production for the presence there of serine proteinases and their inhibitors.
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".
Bovine Milk allergenicity. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol.
Among the topics are which foods cause food allergy and how food allergy is treated, how to determine thresholds clinically, celiac disease and risk management of gluten, how caterers can keep allergic consumers happy and safe, the importance of food allergy training for environmental health service professionals, the effect of processing on the allergenicity of foods, and regulatory controls for food allergens.
The allergenicity of the protein is mostly dependent on the structural motifs present in the allergens which act as the allergenic determinants or the epitopes that are responsible for binding to B and T cells.
The aimofthisworkwas to studysomeofthe most important wheat allergen genes (Thioredoxin, Peroxiredoxin, Profilin, Triosephosphate-isomerase, Dehydrin, Glyceraldehyde-3phosphate-dehydrogenase, [alpha]/[beta] gliadin, low molecular weight glutenin GluB3-23 and Glutathione transferase genes) in a collection of wheat genotypes in order to look for allelic variations potentially related to a different allergenicity level useful in breeding programs.
Per a 5 belongs to GSTs, but the allergenicity of the GST homologues in American CR has not been reported.