Allergens: Antigen-type substances that produce immediate hypersensitivity (HYPERSENSITIVITY, IMMEDIATE).Antigens, Plant: Substances found in PLANTS that have antigenic activity.Immunoglobulin E: An immunoglobulin associated with MAST CELLS. Overexpression has been associated with allergic hypersensitivity (HYPERSENSITIVITY, IMMEDIATE).Mites: Any arthropod of the subclass ACARI except the TICKS. They are minute animals related to the spiders, usually having transparent or semitransparent bodies. They may be parasitic on humans and domestic animals, producing various irritations of the skin (MITE INFESTATIONS). Many mite species are important to human and veterinary medicine as both parasite and vector. Mites also infest plants.Antigens, Dermatophagoides: Antigens from the house dust mites (DERMATOPHAGOIDES), mainly D. farinae and D. pteronyssinus. They are proteins, found in mite feces or mite extracts, that can cause ASTHMA and other allergic diseases such as perennial rhinitis (RHINITIS, ALLERGIC, PERENNIAL) and atopic dermatitis (DERMATITIS, ATOPIC). More than 11 groups of Dermatophagoides ALLERGENS have been defined. Group I allergens, such as Der f I and Der p I from the above two species, are among the strongest mite immunogens in humans.Hypersensitivity: Altered reactivity to an antigen, which can result in pathologic reactions upon subsequent exposure to that particular antigen.Pollen: The fertilizing element of plants that contains the male GAMETOPHYTES.Arthropod Proteins: Proteins synthesized by organisms belonging to the phylum ARTHROPODA. Included in this heading are proteins from the subdivisions ARACHNIDA; CRUSTACEA; and HORSESHOE CRABS. Note that a separate heading for INSECT PROTEINS is listed under this heading.Pyroglyphidae: Family of house dust mites, in the superfamily Analgoidea, order Astigmata. They include the genera Dermatophagoides and Euroglyphus.Cockroaches: Insects of the order Dictyoptera comprising several families including Blaberidae, BLATTELLIDAE, Blattidae (containing the American cockroach PERIPLANETA americana), Cryptocercidae, and Polyphagidae.Skin Tests: Epicutaneous or intradermal application of a sensitizer for demonstration of either delayed or immediate hypersensitivity. Used in diagnosis of hypersensitivity or as a test for cellular immunity.Food Hypersensitivity: Gastrointestinal disturbances, skin eruptions, or shock due to allergic reactions to allergens in food.Desensitization, Immunologic: Immunosuppression by the administration of increasing doses of antigen. Though the exact mechanism is not clear, the therapy results in an increase in serum levels of allergen-specific IMMUNOGLOBULIN G, suppression of specific IgE, and an increase in suppressor T-cell activity.Hypersensitivity, Immediate: Hypersensitivity reactions which occur within minutes of exposure to challenging antigen due to the release of histamine which follows the antigen-antibody reaction and causes smooth muscle contraction and increased vascular permeability.Rhinitis, Allergic, Seasonal: Allergic rhinitis that occurs at the same time every year. It is characterized by acute CONJUNCTIVITIS with lacrimation and ITCHING, and regarded as an allergic condition triggered by specific ALLERGENS.Asthma: A form of bronchial disorder with three distinct components: airway hyper-responsiveness (RESPIRATORY HYPERSENSITIVITY), airway INFLAMMATION, and intermittent AIRWAY OBSTRUCTION. It is characterized by spasmodic contraction of airway smooth muscle, WHEEZING, and dyspnea (DYSPNEA, PAROXYSMAL).Betula: A plant genus of the family BETULACEAE. The tree has smooth, resinous, varicolored or white bark, marked by horizontal pores (lenticels), which usually peels horizontally in thin sheets.Dust: Earth or other matter in fine, dry particles. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)Respiratory Hypersensitivity: A form of hypersensitivity affecting the respiratory tract. It includes ASTHMA and RHINITIS, ALLERGIC, SEASONAL.Phleum: A plant genus of the family POACEAE that contains the Phl p 4 allergen.Radioallergosorbent Test: An in vitro allergen radioimmunoassay in which allergens are coupled to an immunosorbent. The coupled allergens bind the IgE in the sera of patients which in turn binds radioisotope-labeled anti-IMMUNOGLOBULIN E antibodies.Rhinitis, Allergic, Perennial: Inflammation of the mucous membrane of the nose similar to that found in hay fever except that symptoms persist throughout the year. The causes are usually air-borne allergens, particularly dusts, feathers, molds, animal fur, etc.Dermatophagoides farinae: Species of American house dust mite, in the family PYROGLYPHIDAE.Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus: Species of European house dust mite, in the family PYROGLYPHIDAE. It is the most commonly found house dust mite.2S Albumins, Plant: A major class of water-soluble seed storage proteins. Many proteins from this class are major PLANT ALLERGENS.Ambrosia: A plant genus of the family ASTERACEAE. The POLLEN is one cause of HAYFEVER.Air Pollution, Indoor: The contamination of indoor air.Bronchial Provocation Tests: Tests involving inhalation of allergens (nebulized or in dust form), nebulized pharmacologically active solutions (e.g., histamine, methacholine), or control solutions, followed by assessment of respiratory function. These tests are used in the diagnosis of asthma.Bronchial Hyperreactivity: Tendency of the smooth muscle of the tracheobronchial tree to contract more intensely in response to a given stimulus than it does in the response seen in normal individuals. This condition is present in virtually all symptomatic patients with asthma. The most prominent manifestation of this smooth muscle contraction is a decrease in airway caliber that can be readily measured in the pulmonary function laboratory.Arachis hypogaea: A plant species of the family FABACEAE that yields edible seeds, the familiar peanuts, which contain protein, oil and lectins.Ovalbumin: An albumin obtained from the white of eggs. It is a member of the serpin superfamily.Plant Proteins: Proteins found in plants (flowers, herbs, shrubs, trees, etc.). The concept does not include proteins found in vegetables for which VEGETABLE PROTEINS is available.Dermatitis, Allergic Contact: A contact dermatitis due to allergic sensitization to various substances. These substances subsequently produce inflammatory reactions in the skin of those who have acquired hypersensitivity to them as a result of prior exposure.Poaceae: A large family of narrow-leaved herbaceous grasses of the order Cyperales, subclass Commelinidae, class Liliopsida (monocotyledons). Food grains (EDIBLE GRAIN) come from members of this family. RHINITIS, ALLERGIC, SEASONAL can be induced by POLLEN of many of the grasses.Intradermal Tests: Skin tests in which the sensitizer is injected.Latex Hypersensitivity: Allergic reaction to products containing processed natural rubber latex such as rubber gloves, condoms, catheters, dental dams, balloons, and sporting equipment. Both T-cell mediated (HYPERSENSITIVITY, DELAYED) and IgE antibody-mediated (HYPERSENSITIVITY, IMMEDIATE) allergic responses are possible. Delayed hypersensitivity results from exposure to antioxidants present in the rubber; immediate hypersensitivity results from exposure to a latex protein.Basophils: Granular leukocytes characterized by a relatively pale-staining, lobate nucleus and cytoplasm containing coarse dark-staining granules of variable size and stainable by basic dyes.Peanut Hypersensitivity: Allergic reaction to peanuts that is triggered by the immune system.Artemisia: A plant genus of the family ASTERACEAE with strong-smelling foliage. It is a source of SANTONIN and other cytotoxic TERPENES.Animal Technicians: Assistants to a veterinarian, biological or biomedical researcher, or other scientist who are engaged in the care and management of animals, and who are trained in basic principles of animal life processes and routine laboratory and animal health care procedures. (Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988)Eosinophils: Granular leukocytes with a nucleus that usually has two lobes connected by a slender thread of chromatin, and cytoplasm containing coarse, round granules that are uniform in size and stainable by eosin.Anaphylaxis: An acute hypersensitivity reaction due to exposure to a previously encountered ANTIGEN. The reaction may include rapidly progressing URTICARIA, respiratory distress, vascular collapse, systemic SHOCK, and death.Periplaneta: A genus in the family Blattidae containing several species, the most common being P. americana, the American cockroach.Wheat Hypersensitivity: Allergic reaction to wheat that is triggered by the immune system.Conjunctivitis, Allergic: Conjunctivitis due to hypersensitivity to various allergens.Nasal Provocation Tests: Application of allergens to the nasal mucosa. Interpretation includes observation of nasal symptoms, rhinoscopy, and rhinomanometry. Nasal provocation tests are used in the diagnosis of nasal hypersensitivity, including RHINITIS, ALLERGIC, SEASONAL.Th2 Cells: Subset of helper-inducer T-lymphocytes which synthesize and secrete the interleukins IL-4, IL-5, IL-6, and IL-10. These cytokines influence B-cell development and antibody production as well as augmenting humoral responses.Cross Reactions: Serological reactions in which an antiserum against one antigen reacts with a non-identical but closely related antigen.Cynodon: A plant genus of the family POACEAE that is considered a lawn grass by some and a weed by others. It contains allergen Cyn d 7.Flour: Ground up seed of WHEAT.Egg Hypersensitivity: Allergic reaction to eggs that is triggered by the immune system.Anisakis: A genus of nematodes of the superfamily ASCARIDOIDEA. Its organisms are found in the stomachs of marine animals and birds. Human infection occurs by ingestion of raw fish that contain larvae.Methacholine Chloride: A quaternary ammonium parasympathomimetic agent with the muscarinic actions of ACETYLCHOLINE. It is hydrolyzed by ACETYLCHOLINESTERASE at a considerably slower rate than ACETYLCHOLINE and is more resistant to hydrolysis by nonspecific CHOLINESTERASES so that its actions are more prolonged. It is used as a parasympathomimetic bronchoconstrictor agent and as a diagnostic aid for bronchial asthma. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p1116)Phthalic Anhydrides: Phthalic acid anhydrides. Can be substituted on any carbon atom. Used extensively in industry and as a reagent in the acylation of amino- and hydroxyl groups.Rhinitis: Inflammation of the NASAL MUCOSA, the mucous membrane lining the NASAL CAVITIES.Housing: Living facilities for humans.Mice, Inbred BALB CBronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid: Washing liquid obtained from irrigation of the lung, including the BRONCHI and the PULMONARY ALVEOLI. It is generally used to assess biochemical, inflammatory, or infection status of the lung.Environmental Exposure: The exposure to potentially harmful chemical, physical, or biological agents in the environment or to environmental factors that may include ionizing radiation, pathogenic organisms, or toxic chemicals.Nut Hypersensitivity: Allergic reaction to tree nuts that is triggered by the immune system.Histamine Release: The secretion of histamine from mast cell and basophil granules by exocytosis. This can be initiated by a number of factors, all of which involve binding of IgE, cross-linked by antigen, to the mast cell or basophil's Fc receptors. Once released, histamine binds to a number of different target cell receptors and exerts a wide variety of effects.Lolium: Common member of the Gramineae family used as cattle FODDER. It harbors several fungi and other parasites toxic to livestock and people and produces allergenic compounds, especially in its pollen. The most commonly seen varieties are L. perenne, L. multiflorum, and L. rigidum.Corylus: A plant genus of the family BETULACEAE known for the edible nuts.Anti-Allergic Agents: Agents that are used to treat allergic reactions. Most of these drugs act by preventing the release of inflammatory mediators or inhibiting the actions of released mediators on their target cells. (From AMA Drug Evaluations Annual, 1994, p475)Acaridae: Family of MITES, in the superfamily Acaroidea, order Astigmata. They are frequently found in cereal-based foodstuffs including GRAIN and FLOUR.Interleukin-5: A cytokine that promotes differentiation and activation of EOSINOPHILS. It also triggers activated B-LYMPHOCYTES to differentiate into IMMUNOGLOBULIN-secreting cells.Cryptomeria: A plant genus of the family TAXODIACEAE. Its POLLEN is one of the major ALLERGENS.Lung: Either of the pair of organs occupying the cavity of the thorax that effect the aeration of the blood.Milk Hypersensitivity: Allergic reaction to milk (usually cow's milk) or milk products. MILK HYPERSENSITIVITY should be differentiated from LACTOSE INTOLERANCE, an intolerance to milk as a result of congenital deficiency of lactase.Amino Acid Sequence: The order of amino acids as they occur in a polypeptide chain. This is referred to as the primary structure of proteins. It is of fundamental importance in determining PROTEIN CONFORMATION.Dermatitis, Occupational: A recurrent contact dermatitis caused by substances found in the work place.Anisakiasis: Infection with roundworms of the genus ANISAKIS. Human infection results from the consumption of fish harboring roundworm larvae. The worms may cause acute NAUSEA; VOMITING; or penetrate into the wall of the DIGESTIVE TRACT where they give rise to EOSINOPHILIC GRANULOMA in the STOMACH; INTESTINES; or the OMENTUM.Bee Venoms: Venoms obtained from Apis mellifera (honey bee) and related species. They contain various enzymes, polypeptide toxins, and other substances, some of which are allergenic or immunogenic or both. These venoms were formerly used in rheumatism to stimulate the pituitary-adrenal system.Floors and Floorcoverings: The surface of a structure upon which one stands or walks.Local Lymph Node Assay: The local lymph node assay (LLNA) is an alternative method for the identification of chemicals that have the ability to cause skin sensitization and allergic contact dermatitis. Endpoints have been established so fewer animals are required and less painful procedures are used.Molecular Sequence Data: Descriptions of specific amino acid, carbohydrate, or nucleotide sequences which have appeared in the published literature and/or are deposited in and maintained by databanks such as GENBANK, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), National Biomedical Research Foundation (NBRF), or other sequence repositories.Animals, LaboratoryImmunoglobulin G: The major immunoglobulin isotype class in normal human serum. There are several isotype subclasses of IgG, for example, IgG1, IgG2A, and IgG2B.Wasp Venoms: Venoms produced by the wasp (Vespid) family of stinging insects, including hornets; the venoms contain enzymes, biogenic amines, histamine releasing factors, kinins, toxic polypeptides, etc., and are similar to bee venoms.Glycoproteins: Conjugated protein-carbohydrate compounds including mucins, mucoid, and amyloid glycoproteins.Pulmonary Eosinophilia: A condition characterized by infiltration of the lung with EOSINOPHILS due to inflammation or other disease processes. Major eosinophilic lung diseases are the eosinophilic pneumonias caused by infections, allergens, or toxic agents.Cats: The domestic cat, Felis catus, of the carnivore family FELIDAE, comprising over 30 different breeds. The domestic cat is descended primarily from the wild cat of Africa and extreme southwestern Asia. Though probably present in towns in Palestine as long ago as 7000 years, actual domestication occurred in Egypt about 4000 years ago. (From Walker's Mammals of the World, 6th ed, p801)Eosinophilia: Abnormal increase of EOSINOPHILS in the blood, tissues or organs.Medical Laboratory Personnel: Health care professionals, technicians, and assistants staffing LABORATORIES in research or health care facilities.Bronchoconstrictor Agents: Agents causing the narrowing of the lumen of a bronchus or bronchiole.Latex: A milky, product excreted from the latex canals of a variety of plant species that contain cauotchouc. Latex is composed of 25-35% caoutchouc, 60-75% water, 2% protein, 2% resin, 1.5% sugar & 1% ash. RUBBER is made by the removal of water from latex.(From Concise Encyclopedia Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 3rd ed). Hevein proteins are responsible for LATEX HYPERSENSITIVITY. Latexes are used as inert vehicles to carry antibodies or antigens in LATEX FIXATION TESTS.Cytokines: Non-antibody proteins secreted by inflammatory leukocytes and some non-leukocytic cells, that act as intercellular mediators. They differ from classical hormones in that they are produced by a number of tissue or cell types rather than by specialized glands. They generally act locally in a paracrine or autocrine rather than endocrine manner.Histamine: An amine derived by enzymatic decarboxylation of HISTIDINE. It is a powerful stimulant of gastric secretion, a constrictor of bronchial smooth muscle, a vasodilator, and also a centrally acting neurotransmitter.Administration, Sublingual: Administration of a soluble dosage form by placement under the tongue.Epitopes: Sites on an antigen that interact with specific antibodies.Cupressus: A plant genus of the family CUPRESSACEAE. Cypress ordinarily refers to this but also forms part of the name of plants in other genera.Bedding and Linens: Articles of cloth, usually cotton or rayon and other synthetic or cotton-blend fabrics, used in households, hospitals, physicians' examining rooms, nursing homes, etc., for sheets, pillow cases, toweling, gowns, drapes, and the like.Bronchi: The larger air passages of the lungs arising from the terminal bifurcation of the TRACHEA. They include the largest two primary bronchi which branch out into secondary bronchi, and tertiary bronchi which extend into BRONCHIOLES and PULMONARY ALVEOLI.Interleukin-13: A cytokine synthesized by T-LYMPHOCYTES that produces proliferation, immunoglobulin isotype switching, and immunoglobulin production by immature B-LYMPHOCYTES. It appears to play a role in regulating inflammatory and immune responses.Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay: An immunoassay utilizing an antibody labeled with an enzyme marker such as horseradish peroxidase. While either the enzyme or the antibody is bound to an immunosorbent substrate, they both retain their biologic activity; the change in enzyme activity as a result of the enzyme-antibody-antigen reaction is proportional to the concentration of the antigen and can be measured spectrophotometrically or with the naked eye. Many variations of the method have been developed.Alternaria: A mitosporic Loculoascomycetes fungal genus including several plant pathogens and at least one species which produces a highly phytotoxic antibiotic. Its teleomorph is Lewia.Eczema: A pruritic papulovesicular dermatitis occurring as a reaction to many endogenous and exogenous agents (Dorland, 27th ed).Immunization: Deliberate stimulation of the host's immune response. ACTIVE IMMUNIZATION involves administration of ANTIGENS or IMMUNOLOGIC ADJUVANTS. PASSIVE IMMUNIZATION involves administration of IMMUNE SERA or LYMPHOCYTES or their extracts (e.g., transfer factor, immune RNA) or transplantation of immunocompetent cell producing tissue (thymus or bone marrow).Cysteine Endopeptidases: ENDOPEPTIDASES which have a cysteine involved in the catalytic process. This group of enzymes is inactivated by CYSTEINE PROTEINASE INHIBITORS such as CYSTATINS and SULFHYDRYL REAGENTS.Insect Bites and Stings: Bites and stings inflicted by insects.Antigens, Fungal: Substances of fungal origin that have antigenic activity.Aspergillosis, Allergic Bronchopulmonary: Hypersensitivity reaction (ALLERGIC REACTION) to fungus ASPERGILLUS in an individual with long-standing BRONCHIAL ASTHMA. It is characterized by pulmonary infiltrates, EOSINOPHILIA, elevated serum IMMUNOGLOBULIN E, and skin reactivity to Aspergillus antigen.Arginine Kinase: An enzyme that catalyzes the phosphorylation of the guanidine nitrogen of arginine in the presence of ATP and a divalent cation with formation of phosphorylarginine and ADP. EC 2.7.3.3.

Interleukin-8 receptor modulates IgE production and B-cell expansion and trafficking in allergen-induced pulmonary inflammation. (1/3663)

We examined the role of the interleukin-8 (IL-8) receptor in a murine model of allergen-induced pulmonary inflammation using mice with a targeted deletion of the murine IL-8 receptor homologue (IL-8r-/-). Wild-type (Wt) and IL-8r-/- mice were systemically immunized to ovalbumin (OVA) and were exposed with either single or multiple challenge of aerosolized phosphate-buffered saline (OVA/PBS) or OVA (OVA/OVA). Analysis of cells recovered from bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) revealed a diminished recruitment of neutrophils to the airway lumen after single challenge in IL-8r-/- mice compared with Wt mice, whereas multiply challenged IL-8r-/- mice had increased B cells and fewer neutrophils compared with Wt mice. Both Wt and IL-8r-/- OVA/OVA mice recruited similar numbers of eosinophils to the BAL fluid and exhibited comparable degrees of pulmonary inflammation histologically. Both total and OVA-specific IgE levels were greater in multiply challenged IL-8r-/- OVA/OVA mice than in Wt mice. Both the IL-8r-/- OVA/OVA and OVA/PBS mice were significantly less responsive to methacholine than their respective Wt groups, but both Wt and IL-8r mice showed similar degrees of enhancement after multiple allergen challenge. The data demonstrate that the IL-8r modulates IgE production, airway responsiveness, and the composition of the cells (B cells and neutrophils) recruited to the airway lumen in response to antigen.  (+info)

Molecular cloning and epitope analysis of the peanut allergen Ara h 3. (2/3663)

Peanut allergy is a significant IgE-mediated health problem because of the increased prevalence, potential severity, and chronicity of the reaction. Following our characterization of the two peanut allergens Ara h 1 and Ara h 2, we have isolated a cDNA clone encoding a third peanut allergen, Ara h 3. The deduced amino acid sequence of Ara h 3 shows homology to 11S seed-storage proteins. The recombinant form of this protein was expressed in a bacterial system and was recognized by serum IgE from approximately 45% of our peanut-allergic patient population. Serum IgE from these patients and overlapping, synthetic peptides were used to map the linear, IgE-binding epitopes of Ara h 3. Four epitopes, between 10 and 15 amino acids in length, were found within the primary sequence, with no obvious sequence motif shared by the peptides. One epitope is recognized by all Ara h 3-allergic patients. Mutational analysis of the epitopes revealed that single amino acid changes within these peptides could lead to a reduction or loss of IgE binding. By determining which amino acids are critical for IgE binding, it might be possible to alter the Ara h 3 cDNA to encode a protein with a reduced IgE-binding capacity. These results will enable the design of improved diagnostic and therapeutic approaches for food-hypersensitivity reactions.  (+info)

Cockroach allergy and asthma in a 30-year-old man. (3/3663)

A growing body of evidence has implicated allergens derived from cockroaches as an important environmental factor that may aggravate asthma in sensitized persons. We present the case of a 30-year-old man with asthma and a cockroach allergy. Allergy skin testing confirmed hypersensitivity to cockroach extract, and a home visit revealed visual evidence of infestation and the presence of Bla g 1 German cockroach allergen in vacuumed dust. As is typical of patients with a cockroach allergy and asthma, multiple factors in addition to cockroach allergen appeared to aggravate the patient's asthma. A multimodality therapeutic regimen, which included medications as well as cleaning of the home, integrated pest management, and professional application of chemical controls, resulted in substantial clinical improvement. The pathophysiology, epidemiology, and clinical features of cockroach-allergic asthma are reviewed, and an approach to diagnosis and management is suggested.  (+info)

Exhaled and nasal NO levels in allergic rhinitis: relation to sensitization, pollen season and bronchial hyperresponsiveness. (4/3663)

Exhaled nitric oxide is a potential marker of lower airway inflammation. Allergic rhinitis is associated with asthma and bronchial hyperresponsiveness. To determine whether or not nasal and exhaled NO concentrations are increased in allergic rhinitis and to assess the relation between hyperresponsiveness and exhaled NO, 46 rhinitic and 12 control subjects, all nonasthmatic nonsmokers without upper respiratory tract infection, were randomly selected from a large-scale epidemiological survey in Central Norway. All were investigated with flow-volume spirometry, methacholine provocation test, allergy testing and measurement of nasal and exhaled NO concentration in the nonpollen season. Eighteen rhinitic subjects completed an identical follow-up investigation during the following pollen season. Exhaled NO was significantly elevated in allergic rhinitis in the nonpollen season, especially in perennially sensitized subjects, as compared with controls (p=0.01), and increased further in the pollen season (p=0.04), mainly due to a two-fold increase in those with seasonal sensitization. Nasal NO was not significantly different from controls in the nonpollen season and did not increase significantly in the pollen season. Exhaled NO was increased in hyperresponsive subjects, and decreased significantly after methacholine-induced bronchoconstriction, suggesting that NO production occurs in the peripheral airways. In allergic rhinitis, an increase in exhaled nitric oxide on allergen exposure, particularly in hyperresponsive subjects, may be suggestive of airway inflammation and an increased risk for developing asthma.  (+info)

Compliance and stability of the bronchial wall in a model of allergen-induced lung inflammation. (5/3663)

Airway wall remodeling in response to inflammation might alter load on airway smooth muscle and/or change airway wall stability. We therefore determined airway wall compliance and closing pressures in an animal model. Weanling pigs were sensitized to ovalbumin (OVA; ip and sc, n = 6) and were subsequently challenged three times with OVA aerosol. Control pigs received 0.9% NaCl (n = 4) in place of OVA aerosol. Bronchoconstriction in vivo was assessed from lung resistance and dynamic compliance. Semistatic airway compliance was recorded ex vivo in isolated segments of bronchus, after the final OVA aerosol or 0.9% NaCl challenge. Internally or externally applied pressure needed to close bronchial segments was determined in the absence or presence of carbachol (1 microM). Sensitized pig lungs exhibited immediate bronchoconstriction to OVA aerosol and also peribronchial accumulations of monocytes and granulocytes. Compliance was reduced in sensitized bronchi in vitro (P < 0.01), and closing pressures were increased (P < 0.05). In the presence of carbachol, closing pressures of control and sensitized bronchi were not different. We conclude that sensitization and/or inflammation increases airway load and airway stability.  (+info)

A genome-wide screen for asthma-associated quantitative trait loci in a mouse model of allergic asthma. (6/3663)

Asthma is the most common illness of childhood, affecting one child in seven in the UK. Asthma has a genetic basis, but genetic studies of asthma in humans are confounded by uncontrolled environmental factors, varying penetrance and phenotypic pleiotropy. An animal model of asthma would offer controlled exposure, limited and consistent genetic variation, and unlimited size of sibships. Following immunization and subsequent challenge with ovalbumin, the Biozzi BP2 mouse shows features of asthma, including airway inflammation, eosinophil infiltration and non-specific bronchial responsiveness. In order to identify genetic loci influencing these traits, a cross was made between BP2 and BALB/c mice, and a genome-wide screen carried out in the F2progeny of the F1intercross. Five potentially linked loci were identified, four of which corresponded to human regions of syntenic homology that previously have shown linkage to asthma-associated traits.  (+info)

Strain-dependent induction of allergic sensitization caused by peanut allergen DNA immunization in mice. (7/3663)

To investigate the potential application of allergen gene immunization in the modulation of food allergy, C3H/HeSn (C3H) mice received i.m. injections of pAra h2 plasmid DNA encoding one of the major peanut allergens, Ara h2. Three weeks following pDNA immunization, serum Ara h2-specific IgG2a, IgG1, but not IgE, were increased significantly in a dose-dependent manner. IgG1 was 30-fold higher in multiply compared with singly immunized mice. Ara h2 or peanut protein injection of immunized mice induced anaphylactic reactions, which were more severe in multiply immunized mice. Heat-inactivated immune serum induced passive cutaneous anaphylaxis, suggesting that anaphylaxis in C3H mice was mediated by IgG1. IgG1 responses were also induced by intradermal injection of pAra h2, and by i.m. injection of pOMC, the plasmid DNA encoding the major egg allergen protein, ovomucoid. To elucidate whether the pDNA immunization-induced anaphylaxis was a strain-dependent phenomenon, AKR/J and BALB/c mice also received multiple i.m. pAra h2 immunizations. Injection of peanut protein into these strains at weeks 3 or 5 following immunization did not induce reactions. Although IgG2a was increased significantly from week 2 in AKR/J mice and from week 4 in BALB/c mice and remained elevated for at least 6 wk, no IgG1 or IgE was detected. These results indicate that the type of immune responses to pDNA immunization in mice is strain dependent. Consequently, models for studying human allergen gene immunization require careful selection of suitable strains. In addition, this suggests that similar interindividual variation is likely in humans.  (+info)

Process and current status of the epidemiologic studies on cedar pollinosis in Japan. (8/3663)

This paper reviews the present situation and future aspects of epidemiologic studies on Japanese cedar pollinosis. Increase of allergic rhinitis patients is observed in both the Patient Survey and the Reports on the Surveys of Social Medical Care Insurance Services, however, these surveys are conducted when cedar pollens do not pollute the air. Many have reported on the prevalence of pollinosis in limited areas but only a few nationwide epidemiologic surveys have been conducted. Most of the studies were conducted at special medical facilities such as university hospitals. There is a high possibility that patients who visit the specific facilities do not exactly represent the actual number of patients and epidemiologic pictures of pollinosis in Japan. The rapid advances in laboratory test methods may change the diagnostic criteria and increase the number of reported patients. Therefore, the prevalence of Japanese cedar pollinosis in Japan has not been determined yet. Determination of the prevalence of cedar pollinosis and description of the epidemiologic pictures constitute the essential steps toward the control of this clinical entity. Thus it is necessary to conduct an epidemiologic survey on Japanese representative samples with a standardized survey form with clear and concise diagnostic criteria.  (+info)

*Mites of domestic animals

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*Skin allergy test

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*Flour mite

... s contaminate grain and flour by allergens and they transfer pathogenic microorganisms. Foodstuffs acquire a sickly ...

*List of allergens

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*Allergen

These allergen antibodies migrate to mast cells lining the nose, eyes and lungs. When an allergen drifts into the nose more ... A very broad range of substances can be allergens to sensitive individuals. Allergens can be found in a variety of sources, ... allergen list will change. Canada recognizes all eight of the allergens recognized by the US, and also recognizes sesame seeds ... implemented to detect high levels of allergen-specific IgE in response to particular allergens. Although blood tests are less ...

*Allergen immunotherapy

OIT also creates an increase in allergen-specific IgG4 antibodies and a decrease in allergen-specific IgE antibodies, as well ... Allergen immunotherapy, also known as desensitization or hypo-sensitization, is a medical treatment for some types of allergies ... After the groundbreaking work by Noon and Freeman in the UK and by Cooke and colleagues in the US, allergen immunotherapy was ... Di Bona, D; Plaia, A; Leto-Barone, MS; La Piana, S; Di Lorenzo, G (August 2015). "Efficacy of Grass Pollen Allergen Sublingual ...

*Bet v I allergen

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*Allergen of the Year

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*Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act

"Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act". FARE. Retrieved 3 July 2013. FDA. "Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer ... If they choose the second method and say an ingredient "contains" the allergen, they must be sure to list all allergens ... The Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA) is a United States law that requires all food labels in the ... "Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act". FARE. Retrieved 2 July 2013. H. Lemon-Mule, T.J. Furlong,S.H. Sicherer. ...

*Food allergy

Food challenges test for allergens other than those caused by IgE allergens. The allergen is given to the person in the form of ... An allergen can enter the body by consuming a food containing the allergen, and can also be ingested by touching any surfaces ... The allergens have to clearly be called out in the ingredient statement. Most companies list allergens in a statement separate ... If later exposure to the same allergen occurs, the allergen can bind to the IgE molecules held on the surface of the mast cells ...

*Whey protein

Although whey proteins are responsible for some milk allergies, the major allergens in milk are the caseins. Whey is left over ... Burks W, Helm R, Stanley S, Bannon GA (June 2001). "Food allergens". Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol. 1 (3): 243-8. doi:10.1097/ ...

*Laboratory animal allergy

Lockey, Richard; Ledford, Dennis K. (2008). "Mammalian Allergens". Allergens and Allergen Immunotherapy. Volume 21 of Clinical ... Similarly, the product of the rat Mup13 gene, Rat n 1, is also a potent human allergen. One study found that two thirds of ... Lorusso JR, Moffat S, Ohman JL (November 1986). "Immunologic and biochemical properties of the major mouse urinary allergen ( ... Wood RA (2001). "Laboratory animal allergens". ILAR Journal. 42 (1): 12-6. PMID 11123185. doi:10.1093/ilar.42.1.12. ...

*Major urinary proteins

Lockey R, Ledford DK (2008). "Mammalian Allergens". Allergens and Allergen Immunotherapy. Volume 21 of Clinical allergy and ... Phipatanakul W, Eggleston PA, Wright EC, Wood RA (2000). "Mouse allergen. I. The prevalence of mouse allergen in inner-city ... Felis domesticus allergen 4), the product of the cat Mup gene, and Rat n 1 (Rattus norvegicus allergen 1), the product of the ... Similarly, Rat n 1 is a known human allergen. A US study found its presence in 33% of inner city homes, and 21% of occupants ...

*Seafood

"Common Food Allergens". Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network. Archived from the original on 13 June 2007. Retrieved 24 June 2007 ... Fish is among the most common food allergens. Iceland, Japan, and Portugal are the greatest consumers of seafood per capita in ... Shellfish are among the more common food allergens. A common misconception is a cross-reactivity between seafood and iodinated ...

*Penicillium digitatum

"Animal Allergens Injection". Drugs.com. Hollister Stier Laboratories LLC. Retrieved November 13, 2015. Ariza, Marta R.; Larsen ... Spores, proteolytic enzymes and glycoproteins are amongst the components commonly reported as allergens in humans and animal ...

*Nut (fruit)

Nuts used for food, whether true nut or not, are among the most common food allergens. Some fruits and seeds that do not meet ... ISBN 978-0-85199-723-0. "Common Food Allergens". Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network. Archived from the original on 2007-06-13. ...

*Oral allergy syndrome

In the case of foods such as hazelnut, which have more than one allergen, cooking may eliminate one allergen but not the other ... If a sufferer swallows the food, and the allergen is not destroyed by the stomach acids, there is a good chance that there will ... Peeling or cooking the foods has been shown to eliminate the effects of some allergens such as mal d 1 (apple), but not others ... In adults up to 60% of all food allergic reactions are due to cross-reactions between foods and inhalative allergens. OAS is a ...

*Shrimp

... and other shellfish are among the most common food allergens. They are not kosher and thus are forbidden in Jewish ... CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link) What is Masago? Ebiko? Tobiko? "Common Food Allergens". Food Allergy & ...

*Toxicology of red imported fire ant venom

Hoffman, D.R. (1993). "Allergens in Hymenoptera venom XXIV: the amino acid sequences of imported fire ant venom allergens Sol i ... Hoffman, D.R.; Dove, D.E.; Jacobson, R.S. (1988). "Allergens in Hymenoptera venom. XX. Isolation of four allergens from ... Lockey, R.F.; Ledford, D.K. (2014). Allergens and Allergen Immunotherapy: Subcutaneous, Sublingual, and Oral (5th ed.). Boca ... The venom contains some 46 proteins of which four are allergens. Venom plays an important role in a red imported fire ant ...

*Pathophysiology of asthma

The humoral immune system produces antibodies against the inhaled allergen. Later, when a patient inhales the same allergen, ... In both people with asthma and people who are free of the disease, inhaled allergens that find their way to the inner airways ... Allergens from nature, typically inhaled, which include waste from common household pests, the house dust mite and cockroach, ... APCs then "present" pieces of the allergen to other immune system cells. In most people, these other immune cells (TH0 cells) " ...

*Conjunctivitis

Allergens differ among patients. Symptoms consist of redness (mainly due to vasodilation of the peripheral small blood vessels ... Conjunctivitis may also be caused by allergens such as pollen, perfumes, cosmetics, smoke, dust mites, Balsam of Peru, and eye ... A patch test is used to identify the causative allergen in the case where conjunctivitis is caused by allergy. Conjunctival ... Allergic conjunctivitis, caused by allergens such as pollen, perfumes, cosmetics, smoke, dust mites, Balsam of Peru (used in ...

*Worcestershire sauce

... allergens in foods". Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 98 (2). doi:10.1016/s0091-6749(96)70146-x. Retrieved 2014-01- ...

*Peptidase 1 (mite)

... a single allergen may be used as a model in the development of drugs intended to target group 1 mite allergens, with Der p 1 ... The first allergen to be purified and characterized was Der p 1, in a 1980 study by Martin D. Chapman and Thomas Platts-Mills. ... Der f 1 is considered a major mite allergen and has been shown to promote allergic reactions in the lungs and skin. Der f 1 ... In 2009, Der f 1 was the first observed instance of a natural allergen in the form of a monomer. Peptidase 1 is a cysteine ...

*Aubrey Tingle

"AllerGen". Allergen-nce.ca. Archived from the original on 2014-02-01. Retrieved 2013-03-21. http://www.inspirenet.ca/funding/ ...

*Axyris amaranthoides

Richard W. Weber & Harold S. Nelson (1985). "Pollen allergens and their interrelationships". Clinical Reviews in Allergy and ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Noninvasive quantification of airway inflammation following segmental allergen challenge with functional MR imaging. T2 - A proof of concept study. AU - Renne, Julius. AU - Hinrichs, Jan. AU - Schönfeld, Christian. AU - Gutberlet, Marcel. AU - Winkler, Carla. AU - Faulenbach, Cornelia. AU - Jakob, Peter. AU - Schaumann, Frank. AU - Krug, Norbert. AU - Wacker, Frank. AU - Hohlfeld, Jens M.. AU - Vogel-Claussen, Jens. PY - 2015/1/1. Y1 - 2015/1/1. N2 - Purpose: To evaluate oxygen-enhanced T1-mapping magnetic resonance (MR) imaging as a noninvasive method for visualization and quantification of regional inflammation after segmental allergen challenge in asthmatic patients compared with control subjects.Materials and After institutional review board approval, nine asthmatic Methods: and four healthy individuals gave written informed consent. MR imaging (1.5 T) was performed by using an inversion-recovery snapshot fast low-angle shot sequence before (0 hours) and 6 hours and 24 hours ...
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The NSLAH was the first study to examine the role of residential mouse allergen exposures in relation to asthma in nationally representative sample of U.S. households. We found that elevated levels of mouse allergen significantly increased the likelihood of having asthma-related symptoms among atopic individuals. In contrast, we found no association in nonatopic individuals. The association remained consistent after adjusting for potential confounders. Therefore, our findings suggest that mouse allergen exposure in the home is an important risk factor for allergic asthma and contributes independently to asthma morbidity among allergic individuals.. In allergic asthma, allergens play a key role in triggering and exacerbating asthma symptoms (Langley et al. 2003; Nelson 2000). Because people spend most of their time indoors, especially at home, allergen exposures in the home environment are of great importance in relation to asthma (Leech et al. 2002). Although mouse allergen is a well-recognized ...
MicroRNAs are small non-coding RNAs that regulate gene expression at the post-transcriptional level. While they have been implicated in various diseases, the profile changes in allergen inhalation challenge are not clarified in human. We aimed to evaluate changes in the microRNA profiles in the peripheral blood of asthmatic subjects undergoing allergen inhalation challenge. Seven mild asthmatic subjects participated in the allergen inhalation challenge. In addition, four healthy control subjects (HCs) were recruited. MicroRNA profiles in peripheral blood samples (pre-challenge and 2 hours post-challenge) were measured by the NanoString nCounter assay to determine changes in miRNA levels as these asthmatic subjects underwent an allergen inhalation challenge. One common miRNA, miR-192, was significantly expressed in both comparisons; HCs vs. pre-challenge and pre- vs. post-challenge, showing that miR-192 was significantly under-expressed in asthmatics compared to HCs and decreased in post-challenge at an
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Arrow Scientific offers a wide range of smart tools to effectively manage and monitor HACCP systems within the food manufacturing industry. The product range includes allergen kits, bacteria tests, hygiene training, pH meters, sanitation verification, and thermometers.. Arrow Scientific provide allergen testing equipment such as Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) based test kits, AgraQuant® Allergen ELISA Kits and AgraStrip® Allergen Test Strips.. AgraStrip® Allergen Test Strips are a lateral flow strip which aids in quick and simple detection of common allergens making it ideal for use in commercial kitchens, and production facilities. Kits are available for over 20 allergens, including the big 8; soy, eggs, milk, fish, wheat, shellfish, tree nuts and peanuts.. ELISA based test kits and AgraQuant® Allergen ELISA Kits are designed for use in the quantitative analysis of food allergens in laboratories.. ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Removal of bronchoalveolar cells augments the late eosinophilic response to segmental allergen challenge. AU - Hunt, L. W.. AU - Gleich, G. J.. AU - Kita, H.. AU - Weiler, D. A.. AU - Schroeder, D. R.. AU - Vuk Pavlovic, Z.. AU - Sur, Sanjiv. PY - 2002. Y1 - 2002. N2 - Background: In patients with quiescent asthma, macrophages are the most prevalent cells recovered by bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL). Through activation via their FcεRII receptors or by acting as antigen-presenting cells, macrophages could, in theory, promote the late airway response to allergen. Objective: In order to investigate the importance of macrophages and other airway luminal cells in inducing the late airway response, a novel washout experiment was designed. Methods: Five patients with ragweed-allergic asthma underwent bronchoscopy and segmental bronchial challenge with either normal saline or short ragweed extract in two segments of one lung. In a third segment of the opposite lung, 12 successive BALs ...
p,Asthma is a chronic respiratory disease which is characterized by reversible bronchoconstriction, airway hyperresponsiveness, and airway inflammation. Allergen inhalation by sensitized atopic asthmatics enhances airway hyperresponsiveness and inflammation, providing a model to study mild asthma exacerbation. Airway inflammation can be measured non-invasively from airway secretions by sputum induction. Prior to starting this thesis, information on allergen-induced inflammation measured from sputum was limited. Furthermore, the pro- or anti-inflammatory effects of asthma therapies had not been investigated using this model of allergen-induced airway inflammation. The aim of this thesis was to first characterize the allergen-induced changes in sputum inflammatory cells and determine the repeatability of measurements of sputum inflammatory cells following allergen inhalation challenge. In addition, this thesis was aimed to investigate the pro- or anti-inflammatory effects of asthma therapies on ...
Allergen exposure leads to allergen sensitization in susceptible individuals and this might influence allergic rhinitis (AR) phenotype expression. We investigated whether sensitization patterns vary in a country with subtropical and tropical regions and if sensitization patterns relate to AR phenotypes or age. In a national, cross-sectional study AR patients (2-70 y) seen by allergists underwent blinded skin prick testing with a panel of 18 allergens and completed a validated questionnaire on AR phenotypes. 628 patients were recruited. The major sensitizing allergen was house dust mite (HDM) (56%), followed by Bermuda grass (26%), ash (24%), oak (23%) and mesquite (21%) pollen, cat (22%) and cockroach (21%). Patients living in the tropical region were almost exclusively sensitized to HDM (87%). In the central agricultural zones sensitization is primarily to grass and tree pollen. Nationwide, most study subjects had perennial (82.2%), intermittent (56.5%) and moderate-severe (84.7%) AR. Sensitization was
BACKGROUND: The cysteinyl leukotrienes (LTC4, LTD4 and LTE4) have been implicated in the pathogenesis of allergen-induced airway responses. The effects of pretreatment with BAYx 1005, an inhibitor of leukotriene biosynthesis via antagonism of 5-lipoxygenase activating protein, on allergen-induced early and late asthmatic responses has been evaluated. METHODS: Eight atopic subjects with mild asthma participated in a two period, double blind, placebo controlled, cross-over trial. Subjects were selected on the basis of a forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1) of , 70% predicted, a methacholine provocative concentration causing a 20% fall in FEV1 (PC20) of , 32 mg/ ml, a documented allergen-induced early response (EAR, , 15% fall in FEV1 0-1 hour after allergen inhalation) and late response (LAR, , 15% fall in FEV1 3-7 hours after allergen inhalation), and allergen-induced airway hyperresponsiveness (at least a doubling dose reduction in the methacholine PC20 30 hours after allergen ...
Using a combination of in vitro and in vivo experiments and both artificial and natural allergen particles, we have presented evidence that the cross-linking of IgE/FcεRI complexes on MCs by particulate allergens induces not only MC degranulation but also phagocytosis of the activating allergens. Following phagocytosis, the allergens avoid intracellular degradation and acquire the potential for extracellular release. This remarkable phenomenon is directly attributable to lipid raft-mediated phagocytosis of allergen followed by the conversion of allergen-containing phagosomes into secretory compartments within the cells. Evidence that the IgE/FcεRI-mediated MC phagocytosis of particulate allergens involves lipid raft entities comes from the observations that: 1) the phagocytic event is preceded by the association of IgE/FcεRI complexes with lipid rafts; and 2) the disruption of lipid rafts in MCs blocked the phagocytosis of allergens. Lipid rafts have previously been reported to be essential ...
Researchers suspect that allergies to common inhaled allergens (such as house dust mite, cat dander, and grass pollens) are a major cause of childhood asthma. Recent evidence suggests that if allergies to inhaled allergens are prevented, this can cause changes in the immune system that may inhibit the development of asthma. Although strategies to prevent allergies generally focus on avoiding the allergen, complete avoidance of the common allergens linked to asthma would require extreme measures and is impractical.. Oral mucosal immunoprophylaxis (OMIP) therapy is an allergy treatment that can induce long-lasting immune tolerance in people already suffering from allergies. By exposing the patient to small, repeated, but increasing doses of the problem allergen over a long period of time, the patients immune system is eventually desensitized to that particular allergen. OMIP therapy has been shown to be safe in children as young as 2 years old. This study will evaluate if OMIP therapy against ...
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Description:. This course highlights the importance and impact of allergens on consumer safety and why allergen awareness and management is a key food industry concern. The course outlines the causes and effects related to food allergens, the complexities associated with managing and prevention of unwanted food allergens, and the associated Canadian regulatory requirements.. The identification of allergen sources, the risk associated with them and their removal, management and labelling will be discussed. Identification of risk management of allergens strategies and the development and implementation of an Allergen Control Plan will complete the session.. Who should attend?. This course is applicable to personnel responsible for food safety in a food processing plant: supervisors, production personnel, sanitation team, labelling and packaging, plant manager, food safety team, QA/QC, HACCP coordinators etc.. Learning Objectives:. At the end of this course, the participants will be able to:. ...
The AOAC Food Allergen Community has published its first newsletter for 2017, with a focus on reference materials for food allergen analysis. Contributing author Roland Poms from MoniQA Association describes the first validated set of reference materials, commercially released in January 2017. Katharina Scherf from the German Institute for Food Chemistry provides details about her investigations into gluten protein types from wheat, rye, barley and oats that can be used as reference materials.. As Editorial Board Member Bert Popping points out in his introductory comments, there are several factors that complicate the development of standardized reference materials for allergen analysis. For example, peanuts in USA and China can be significantly different in their composition, while internationally-standardised reference materials for allergen analysis must reflect what is currently traded on the market as a food ingredient.. While several food allergen reference materials have been developed ...
Allergen analysis is central to implementing and monitoring food allergen risk assessment and management processes by the food industry but current methods for determination of allergens in foods give highly variable results. The EU-funded iFAAM project has been working to address gaps in knowledge regarding food allergen management and analysis, including the development of novel mass spectrometry (MS) and immuno -based allergen determination methods. Common allergenic food ingredients (peanut, hazelnut, walnut, cows milk and hens egg) and common food matrices (chocolate dessert and cookie) have been used for both clinical studies and analytical method development to ensure that the new methods are clinically relevant. Allergen molecules have been used as analytical targets and allergenic ingredients incurred into matrices at levels close to reference doses that may trigger the use of precautionary allergen labelling. An inter-laboratory method comparison has been undertaken for the ...
Detect possible allergic responses to various substances in the environment and evaluate for hay fever, asthma, atopic eczema, and respiratory allergy. The quantitative allergen-specific IgE test is indicated (1) to determine whether an individual has elevated allergen-specific IgE antibodies; (2) if specific allergic sensitivity is needed to allow immunotherapy to be initiated; (3) when testing individuals for agents that may potentially cause anaphylaxis; (4) when evaluating individuals who are taking medication (eg, long-acting antihistamines) that may interfere with other testing modalities (eg, skin testing); (5) if immunotherapy or other therapeutic measures based on skin testing results have not led to a satisfactory remission of symptoms; (6) when an individual is unresponsive to medical management where identification of offending allergens may be beneficial. ...
That exposure to high levels of house dust mite allergen was associated with deteriorating BHR was not an unexpected finding. House dust mite allergens include a number of proteases and trypsins that may disrupt cell membranes and have direct pro-inflammatory actions, and they also mediate airway inflammation through IgE activation [21]. They may therefore contribute to the persistence of airway inflammation over time, and perhaps a consequent increase in bronchial hyperresponsiveness.. Early-life exposure to dogs is associated with a reduced likelihood of developing asthma in children,[22] but there are no data for adults with asthma. It is interesting therefore that we have found an association between exposure to high levels of dog allergen and improvement of BHR. We considered the possibility that subjects may have gotten rid of their dog between visits, but even after controlling for this, we discovered that the association remained the same. It is also possible that dog ownership per se ...
Food allergens continue to be a significant issue for FSIS. From 2008 through 2013, there has been a sustained increase in the number of recalls of FSIS-regulated product that contained undeclared allergens. The proportion of recalls attributed to undeclared allergens and ingredients of public health concern has also increased, from 13% in 2008 to 35% in 2012. Furthermore, 14% of undeclared allergen recalls from 2000 through 2012 were the result of investigations following consumer complaints, 9 of which were associated with reports of allergic reactions.. The trend of allergen recalls in FDA-regulated products from fiscal year 2007 through 2012 follows a similar increasing trend over time, with the exception of fiscal year 20091. Approximately 12% of the 732 allergen recalls over the six year study period resulted from the report of a consumer reaction1.. In a 2001 study, of individuals with self-reported food allergies who recalled their last allergic reaction to food, approximately 50% ...
The mechanisms by which immune responses to nonpathogenic environmental antigens lead to either allergy or nonharmful immunity are unknown. Single allergen-specific T cells constitute a very small fraction of the whole CD4(+) T cell repertoire and can be isolated from the peripheral blood of humans according to their cytokine profile. Freshly purified interferon-gamma-, interleukin (IL)-4-, and IL-10-producing allergen-specific CD4(+) T cells display characteristics of T helper cell (Th)1-, Th2, and T regulatory (Tr)1-like cells, respectively. Tr1 cells consistently represent the dominant subset specific for common environmental allergens in healthy individuals; in contrast, there is a high frequency of allergen-specific IL-4-secreting T cells in allergic individuals. Tr1 cells use multiple suppressive mechanisms, IL-10 and TGF-beta as secreted cytokines, and cytotoxic T lymphocyte antigen 4 and programmed death 1 as surface molecules. Healthy and allergic individuals exhibit all three ...
The availability of allergen molecules (components) from several protein families has advanced our understanding of immunoglobulin E (IgE)-mediated responses and enabled component-resolved diagnosis (CRD). The European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) Molecular Allergology Users Guide (MAUG) provides comprehensive information on important allergens and describes the diagnostic options using ... read more CRD. Part A of the EAACI MAUG introduces allergen molecules, families, composition of extracts, databases, and diagnostic IgE, skin, and basophil tests. Singleplex and multiplex IgE assays with components improve both sensitivity for low-abundance allergens and analytical specificity; IgE to individual allergens can yield information on clinical risks and distinguish cross-reactivity from true primary sensitization. Part B discusses the clinical and molecular aspects of IgE-mediated allergies to foods (including nuts, seeds, legumes, fruits, vegetables, cereal grains, ...
INCLUSION CRITERIA:. 1) Male or female, aged 18-65 years. (2) Asthmatic subjects with mild allergic asthma. (3) Positive skin prick test to cat allergen with a wheal diameter at least 2mm l. (4) RAST score of at least 1 or equivalent international units/mL.. (5) Subjects must express one (or more) of the following Human Leukocyte Antigens (HLA): HLA-DRB1*0101, HLA-DRB1*0301, HLA-DRB1*0401, HLA-DRB1*0405, HLA-DRB1*0701, HLA-DRB1*0901, HLA-DRB1*1001, HLA-DRB1*1101, HLA-DRB1*1301, HLA-DRB1*1401, HLA-DRB5*0101.. (6) Methacholine provocative concentration causing a 20% fall in the FEV1 (PC20) , 0.125 mg/ml and ,16 mg/mL.. (7) Development of early asthmatic response (≥20% fall in FEV1) with or without a late phase asthmatic response during a screening whole lung allergen challenge.. (8)Willing and able to provide written informed consent. (9) The subject must be willing and able to comply with the study requirements. (10) If the subject is female and of childbearing potential she must practice an ...
A radioimmune method based on detection of IgE antibodies (RAST) has been used for allergen quantitation, both as a direct test and as an inhibition test. Commercially available allergen extracts from birch pollen, timothy pollen and horse dandruff were studied. Variations of the allergen concentration up to a thousandfold were found between some extracts and these differences were confirmed by the results obtained with the chopped human lung test and in provocation tests. The use of RAST for estimation of allergen concentrations seems to be of great value, since the method combines easy performance with high capacity and independence of allergic patients as test objects. The same set of test sera can be used for several years, ensuring standardized conditions.. ...
Figure 4. Contact dermatitis to gold is seen in areas of skin where eye makeup, foundation or sunscreens containing harder metals (eg, titanium, zinc) are applied.. Conclusion. The Allergen of the Year is an annual "award" of dubious distinction voted upon by members of the ACDS. When Ponciano Cruz, MD, created the section, the original intent was to call attention to individual allergens and specifically draw attention to allergens that are very common, underrecognized, merit more attention (because they are causing significant ACD) and are no longer causing significant relevant disease (as in thimerosal in the United States). The core intent is academic in nature - to highlight societal and public awareness. Nominations for the Allergen of the Year are solicited from the ACDS, and final determination is made through a committee, chaired by Donald Belsito, MD. Afterwards, an expert on the allergen is selected to review and author a manuscript on the allergen for publication in Dermatitis. ...
Immunoglobulin E (IgE)-mediated allergy occurs when our immune system causes a reaction to otherwise harmless substances (allergens). Allergens are predominantly proteins present in biological materials such as pollens, mites, animal epithelia, moulds and foods. In vitro tests for specific IgE antibodies usually employ an allergen source extract as an antibody capturing reagent. The proportion of allergenic molecules in these biochemically complex extracts may vary.. Recombinant allergens may be obtained in large quantities with biotechnological techniques. These proteins can be characterized biochemically and immunologically, resulting in tests with minimal batch-to-batch variation. This thesis describes different uses of recombinant allergens in component-resolved diagnostics (CRD).. In CRD, single allergenic proteins are used to establish a sensitization profile of the patient. Two timothy grass (Phleum pratense) pollen allergens, Phl p 11 and Phl p 4, were cloned and expressed as recombinant ...
The present study shows three important findings. The foremost among them is the similarity of allergen-specific proliferating B cell quantity (index or absolute count) in allergic and nonallergic individuals. Irsch et al. and Burastero et al. have also described similar frequency of allergen-specific B cells in allergic vs nonallergic individuals; however absolute counts have not been determined in those studies [9, 10]. Our data together with those of Irsch et al. and Burastero et al. suggest that since the quantity of allergen-specific B cells in blood is not different between allergic and non-allergic individuals, other mechanisms like increased differentiation of allergen-specific B cells into IgE-producing plasma cells may be involved in the pathogenesis of allergic diseases. This notion is further supported by the poor correlation of allergen-specific B cell counts with serum levels of allergen-specific IgE. Consistent with this speculation, Kasaian et. al showed that allergic individuals ...
All chefs, cooks and staff must be aware of the food allergens contained in their prepared foods. Here at Stephensons catering equipment suppliers, we stock and supply a wide range of innovative food allergy labels and allergen notices for staff and customers. View our complete allergen signage and labels for stickers, skewers and wall/table notices.. For more information about new allergen law and for advice on the best allergen notice systems and products contact our Customer Services team on 0161 483 6256. ...
Due to the amount of air a whole house fan moves when properly sized to the home, dust does not have any time to settle in the home! Most customer, even in the dustiest of area, do not notice a big increase in the amount of dust in the home.. As well, because the fan moves so much air, it is taking any allergens that may be inside or outside the home and exhausting it so fast they have no chance to circulate inside of the home. The fan sucks any allergens into the attic and then exhausts it through the attic vents. In fact, the allergens inside the home can be much worse than the allergens outside of the home. We even have some customers who have very bad allergies state that their allergies almost went away after installing the QuietCool!. For customers that are still concerned with bringing in dust or allergens, we have a new product to help. We have partnered with PollenTec, a manufacturer of window screens that block 99.9% of dust and allergens from entering the home. The screens are very ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Effects of overexpression of IL-10, IL-12, TGF-β and IL-4 on allergen induced change in bronchial responsiveness. AU - Fu, Chi Ling. AU - Ye, Yi Ling. AU - Lee, Yueh L.. AU - Chiang, Bor Luen. PY - 2006/5/8. Y1 - 2006/5/8. N2 - Background: An increasing prevalence of allergic diseases, such as atopic dermatitis, allergic rhinitis and bronchial asthma, has been noted worldwide. Allergic asthma strongly correlates with airway inflammation caused by the unregulated production of cytokines secreted by allergen-specific type-2 T helper (Th2) cells. This study aims to explore the therapeutic effect of the airway gene transfer of IL-12, IL-10 and TGF-β on airway inflammation in a mouse model of allergic asthma. Methods: BALB/c mice were sensitized to ovalbumin (OVA) by intr aperitoneal injections with OVA and challenged by nebulized OVA. Different cytokine gene plasmids or non-coding vector plasmids were instilled daily into the trachea up to one day before the inhalatory OVA ...
TY - CHAP. T1 - Validation by Mass Spectrometry Food Allergen Analysis: Detection, Quantification and Validation by Mass Spectrometry. AU - Planque, Mélanie. AU - Arnould, Thierry. AU - Gillard, Nathalie. PY - 2017/10/4. Y1 - 2017/10/4. N2 - Worldwide, food-allergy-related diseases are a signi cant health problem. While the food industry works on managing cross-contaminations and while clinicians deal with treatment, laboratories must develop e cient analytical methods to ensure detection of hidden allergens that can cause severe adverse reactions. Over the past few years, huge progress has been made in mass spectrometry for the analysis of allergens in incurred and processed foodstu s, especially as regards sample preparation and enrichment (solid phase extraction, protein precipitation and ultra ltration). These achievements make it possible to meet the Allergen Bureaus Voluntary Incidental Trace Allergen Labelling (VITAL) sensitivity criteria. The present chapter details the di erent steps ...
Testing for IgE antibodies may be useful to establish the diagnosis of an allergic disease and to define the allergens responsible for eliciting signs and symptoms.. Testing also may be useful to identify allergens which may be responsible for allergic disease and/or anaphylactic episode, to confirm sensitization to particular allergens prior to beginning immunotherapy, and to investigate the specificity of allergic reactions to insect venom allergens, drugs, or chemical allergens.. ...
Ambient inhalable particulate matter acts as an efficient carrier of allergens allowing penetration deep into the distal airways. Epidemiological studies have shown an association between the increased incidence of asthma and levels of ambient particulate matter from air pollutants. Most experimental models investigating the pathogenesis of allergic asthma have used soluble allergens (sAgs) whereas knowledge is limited regarding the responses evoked by particulate allergens (pAgs). In this study, pathological responses to sAgs were compared with the same amount of allergens adsorbed on to the surface of polystyrene particles, in sensitised mice.. Regardless of allergen type, airways hyper-responsiveness and eosinophil infiltration were significantly greater with pAgs compared with sAgs. The response was blunted in mast cell (MC)-deficient mice suggesting that MCs are crucial in this response. MCs were able to distinguish between pAgs and sAgs. A fivefold greater MC IgE receptor-mediated response ...
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We report that Il4-hemizygous mice exhibited severely compromised IgE responses but not IgG responses against OVA or hapten in OVA/Alum or hapten-OVA/Alum immunization models. Serum OVA or hapten-specific IgE was diminished by 10-100 fold in Il4-hemizygous mice, 6-fold fewer hapten-specific IgE ASC were generated, and hapten-specific IgE levels on mast cells and basophils were reduced 3-10 fold following immunization of Il4-hemizygous mice. The reduced levels of IL-4 produced by in vitro restimulated IL-4G4/+ CD4+ T cells from allergen-immunized Il4-hemizygous mice supports the notion that it is the reduced amount of IL-4 produced by the lymph node CD4+ T cell compartment that leads to the IgE deficiency.. In addition to reduced IgE production, Il4-hemizygous mice were also protected from IgE-dependent oral allergen-induced diarrhea, but remained susceptible to i.v.-induced Ab-mediated active systemic anaphylaxis. Given that both the production of IgE and mastocytosis is a necessary step for ...
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Specific allergy vaccination is an efficient treatment for allergic disease; however, the development of safer vaccines would enable a more general use of the treatment. Determination of molecular structures of allergens and allergen-Ab complexes facilitates epitope mapping and enables a rational approach to the engineering of allergen molecules with reduced IgE binding. In this study, we describe the identification and modification of a human IgE-binding epitope based on the crystal structure of Bet v 1 in complex with the BV16 Fab fragment. The epitope occupies approximately 10% of the molecular surface area of Bet v 1 and is clearly conformational. A synthetic peptide representing a sequential motif in the epitope (11 of 16 residues) did not inhibit the binding of mAb BV16 to Bet v 1, illustrating limitations in the use of peptides for B cell epitope characterization. The single amino acid substitution, Glu(45)-Ser, was introduced in the epitope and completely abolished the binding of mAb ...
2VXQ: High-Affinity Ige Recognition of a Conformational Epitope of the Major Respiratory Allergen Phl P 2 as Revealed by X-Ray Crystallography.
Aerosolized crab allergens are suspected etiologic agents for asthma among crab-processing workers. The objectives of this study were to characterize crab allergen concentrations and respiratory symptom prevalence among processing workers aboard crab-processing vessels. A cross-sectional survey of five crab-processing vessels was conducted near Dutch Harbor, Alaska. Crab allergen concentrations we
Under EU law food manufacturers must label 14 allergens - peanuts, tree nuts, soybeans, mustard, eggs, lupin, milk, fish, cereals containing gluten, sesame, celery, sulphur dioxide, molluscs and crustaceans.. But in the US it is the big eight - milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, soybeans, wheat, fish, and shellfish.. Cross contamination​. When the possibility of cross contamination has been identified, through for example Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP), then precautionary labelling advises consumers that an allergen may be accidentally present. According to SGS, this should only be used where cross contact was likely to occur and health risks may be anticipated.. The survey found that HACCP was the most popular allergen management tool in use (73%). It said that the industrys approach to allergen management, based on the HACCP concept, significantly reduced allergen risk by implementing appropriate controls, such as segregation, sanitation and traceability across the ...
An allergy is a state of over-reactivity or hypersensitivity of the immune system of a pet to a particular substance called an allergen. Most allergens are proteins. The allergen protein may be of insect, plant or animal origin. Initial exposure of the dog, or more likely multiple exposures, to the allergen may over-sensitize the immune system, such that a subsequent exposure to the same or related allergen causes an over-reaction. This means that the immune response, which normally protects the dog against infection and disease, can be harmful. The actual immune reactions involved in allergies are quite complex. Most reactions involve an antibody in the blood called Immunoglobulin E (IgE). In an allergic reaction the allergen protein molecules combine with IgE antibody molecules and attach to a type of cell called mast cells, found in many tissues. When these cells are attached to the allergen, they break up and release potent chemicals such as histamines, which cause local inflammation. This ...
The National Asthma Education and Prevention Program Expert Panel guidelines for the management of asthma recommend that patients who require daily asthma medications have allergy testing for perennial indoor allergens and that, when triggers are found, exposure to allergens and pollutants be controlled through avoidance and abatement. For patients whose symptoms are not controlled adequately with these interventions and who are candidates for immunotherapy, the guidelines recommend referral to an allergist. However, the data supporting these recommendations are not consistent. Although there is evidence that simple allergen avoidance measures are ineffective, there is good evidence for the effectiveness of a comprehensive approach based on known sensitization. Thus, allergen avoidance may include removal of pets, use of high-efficiency particulate air filtration and vacuum cleaners, use of allergen-impermeable mattress and pillow covers, cockroach extermination, smoking cessation, and measures to
Mass Spec provide a wide range of food allergen testing services for production equipment, finished products, raw materials, rinse waters or environmental swabs. We can ensure that products and the production environment is either free-of or only contains the intended allergens.. Allergen related issues are the leading cause of product recall.. We provide a comprehensive range of allergen testing and advisory services to help you control and manage allergens within manufacturing. ...
Food Allergens are proteins in food that create an immune response insensitive individuals. Once ingested, food allergens can cause a number of reactions, ranging in severity from hives and itching to anaphylaxis. Food manufacturers can protect those with food allergies by clearly labelling their products with a list of ingredients. Testing for the presence of components ensures food manufacturers that an unlabelled and potentially dangerous ingredient did not make its way unintentionally into a product during manufacture.. ...
Research shows that 12 million Americans have food allergies! In hope that the public is comfortable enjoying meals away from home you will find some basic information on the most common type of food allergens, warning signs of an allergic reaction, and basic prevention measures.. If you are a guest suffering from a food allergy please make sure you communicate your allergy clearly and work with the establishment to have an enjoyable dining experience. Many establishment offer their menu online and you are always welcome to call ahead and notify the chef of your allergy!. NEW! - ServSafe Allergen Online Training and Assessment: These days it seems like food allergies are everywhere; get ahead of the game with this excellent online training course by the leader in Food Safety - ServSafe. Allergens Mandade MDARD FAQ. Food Allergen Training Exemption List. National Food Safety Month: The National Food Safety Month website is a wonderful resource for consumers and industry professionals alike. Here ...
Allergen Labeling of Nutrition bars, shakes and powders - posted in FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration: I was reading the labels of a brand of energy bars, shakes, smoothies and powders and was shocked to see they contained allergens like peanut, but no allergen statements or warnings. I guess I always just considered them food because they resemble granola bars. Are these Items under 21 CFR 111? when I perform a control-F search of 111 for allergen or allergens, the search term is no...
Greetings from San Diego. As I mentioned last week, Im currently attending the AAAAI annual meeting, which has been absolutely great so far. Its been a blast reconnecting with friends and collaborators from all over the country. In the spirit of the conference, I thought I should share the other presentation that I will be making on Monday, which is a poster entitled "Prediction of Tolerance to Food Allergens by the Allergen-Specific IgE/Total IgE Ratio". This is an important topic in my opinion because it begins to address a question that I hear all the time from parents in my clinic: "Will my kid grow out of his food allergy?". Heres the abstract ...
Can anyone share an Allergen Testing SOP? Short on time. Need help - posted in Allergen Management: Hello all, Can anyone please share an Allergen Testing SOP. My plant is preparing to undergo an BRC Audit , and we currently dont perform any allergen testing. We just ordered Neogen kits to test for the presense of milk and soy. Short on time here. need some help.
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Written by over 30 acknowledged experts and carefully edited by Dr Clare Mills and Professor Peter Shewry, themselves well known internationally; this important work covers all major aspects of the subject. Commencing with introductory chapters, the comprehensive contents of Plant Food Allergens includes details of the major allergens including: plant lipid transfer proteins, the 2S albumin proteins, the cereal á-amylase/trypsin family, latex and plant chitinases, profilins, bet v 1-homologous allergens and plant seed globulins. The book concludes with important chapters on the assessment of the allergenicity of novel and GM foods, and the monitoring of and technological effects on allergenicity of proteins in the food industry. ...
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Allergies are caused due to various allergens present in the environment, there are some Most Common Allergens Found in the Environment such as pollen, dust and Animal dander
The predominant sensitizing allergens in Swedish asthmatic children are furred pet animals. Poor ventilation and increased indoor humidity cause accumulation of pet allergens indoors. Indirect contacts with cats also increase pet allergen exposure. We investigated whether the concentration and the total amount of cat Fel d I and dog Can f I...
Allergens are impurities in the air that can bring on an allergic reaction. In an urban environment, a mixture of these allergens with other impurities present in the air - called adjuvant substances - such as Diesel Exhaust Particles (DEPs) produced by engines and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) present in building materials, cosmetics, etc. can turn allergens into heavy allergens. These in turn can have increased negative health effects such as aggravated symptoms and the triggering of latent allergies.. ...
As Americas Favorite Neighbor, the health and safety of our guests are top priorities at Applebees. As part of our commitment to you, we provide the most current allergen information available from our food suppliers on eight common allergens plus gluten and added monosodium glutamate (MSG), so that our guests with food allergies can make informed food selections. Please be aware that during normal kitchen operations involving shared cooking and preparation areas, including common fryer oil, the possibility exists for food items to come in contact with other food products. Due to these circumstances, we are unable to guarantee that any menu item can be completely free of allergens. X - Denotes presence of an allergen or sensitive ingredient. ...
Allergen inhalation by atopic asthmatics in the laboratory results in most of the manifestations of asthma, including reversible airflow obstruction, AHR and airway inflammation. This methodology has been used to examine the mechanisms of eosinophil, T-cell, and dendritic cell trafficking to/from the bone marrow to/from the blood and to the airways. The current proposal will capitalize on the unique opportunity offered by this allergen-specific model of direct bronchial challenge, by using MHC class II allergen tetramer reagents to enrich and characterize, ex vivo, Fel d 1 epitope-specific T cells before and after a localized bronchial allergen challenge. The over arching hypothesis of this proposal is that trafficking of allergen-specific T cells (tetramer+) from the blood to the airways and bone marrow is associated with the development of the late asthmatic reaction. This study will measure the frequency of Fel d 1-specific T cells, how these cells traffic between relevant compartments ...
A new synthetic molecule has been used to destroy the complexes that induce allergic responses, a discovery that could lead to highly potent, rapidly acting interventions for a host of acute allergic reactions.. The scientists published their findings in the journal Nature. The new inhibitor disarms IgE antibodies, which are pivotal players in acute allergies, by detaching the antibody from a molecule called FcR.. Many allergens can set off IgE antibodies, resulting in allergic reactions within seconds. This new inhibitor destroys the complex that tethers IgE to the mast cells responsible for the reaction. The first time potential allergens enter the body, allergen-specific IgE antibodies are produced, which stay around long after the initial allergen is cleared from the body. Most of the antibodies are caught by FcRs, which are IgE-specific receptors that are exposed on the surface of mast cells. These cells are then primed to react the next time the body encounters the allergen.. The ...
Allergy tests can help identify the specific allergens that may be at the root of a pets atopic dermatitis. Once a list of "problem" allergens is identified, a specialized serum containing small quantities of these allergens can be formulated specifically for your pet. Through injection of small amounts of the allergy serum over time, many pets experience a reduced response to the allergens. This treatment, calledimmunotherapy, generally must be continued for several months to years to achieve results. With immunotherapy, the pet owner usually administers the allergy serum injections at home. If you are uncomfortable giving the injections, ask your veterinary care team if the injections can be given at your veterinarians office. The first injections are more diluted, containing only tiny amounts of the problem allergens; each subsequent injection solution contains a slightly higher concentration of the allergens. Your veterinarian will schedule the injections according to specific ...
With the arrival of winter season most of us want to stay indoors. Up to 40-50 million people in the US are suffering from indoor allergy.. Indoor allergy is your bodys substantial response to inhaled airborne constituents.. Usually the allergens which cause indoor allergy include: mold, house dust mites, cockroach droppings and animal dander.. But, it is highly impossible to eliminate all the particles that cause your allergies. You need to take proper care to decrease the exposure to allergens.. To avoid these allergens which are the main cause indoor allergy, you need to follow proper steps. They include: ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Highlight on Bottlenecks in Food Allergen Analysis. T2 - J AOAC Int.. AU - Planque,Mélanie. AU - Arnould,Thierry. AU - Renard,Patricia. AU - Delahaut,Philippe. AU - Dieu,Marc. AU - Gillard,Nathalie. PY - 2017/7/1. Y1 - 2017/7/1. N2 - Food laboratories have developed methods for testing allergens in foods. Theefficiency of qualitative and quantitative methods is of prime importance in protecting allergic populations. Unfortunately, food laboratories encounter barriers to developing efficient methods. Bottlenecks include the lack of regulatory thresholds, delays in the emergence of reference materials and guidelines, and the need to detect processed allergens. In this study, ultra-HPLC coupled to tandem MS was used to illustrate difficulties encountered in determining method performances. We measured the major influences of both processing and matrix effects on the detection of egg, milk, soy, and peanut allergensin foodstuffs. The main goals of this work were to identify ...
Dr. Paul OByrne, an AllerGen Research Leader, has been named the new Dean and Vice-President of the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University.. Dr. OByrne was selected after an international search for a leader with "imagination," "boldness," "impeccable credentials," and "a powerful vision." He will assume the role on July 1, 2016.. Dr. OByrne, a respirologist, is Director of the Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health at St. Josephs Healthcare in Hamilton, Ontario, and has been Chair of McMasters Department of Medicine since 2002. He also leads AllerGens Clinical Investigator Collaborative, a multi-centre Phase II clinical trials consortium enhancing drug discovery for allergic diseases from proof-of-concept to use in patient populations.. "Paul OByrne is a world-renowned expert in asthma and respiratory diseases, a consummate scholar and statesman, and a prime mover of AllerGens research, as leader of its Clinical Investigator Collaborative," says Dr. Judah Denburg, ...
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We want to make sure that everyone who visits our pubs has the best time possible. If you have allergic reactions to certain ingredients then it is not always possible to sit back and relax if you are unsure of exactly what is in the food you are eating.. We hope that the Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free menus and the allergen charts on this page will put your mind at rest and allow you to plan what you will eat when you come to see us.. These menus are also available as hard copies in the pub and if you are in any doubt then please speak to a manager in charge for further help.. A La Carte Allergens - A La Carte Gluten/Dairy Free. Set Menu Allergens - Sunday Roast Allergens. ...
Food allergies are an important health problem and affect up to 2% of the adult population and 8% of children worldwide. Under the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA) of 2004, foods that contain or derive from the "Big 8" allergens (milk, egg, finfish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soybeans) must be declared and the "common or usual name" of the allergen source must be printed on the label of the food product. Currently, the most common used detection methods for food allergens are enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) based. ELISA, a protein-based method, targets specific allergen(s) and detects by colorimetric reaction following binding with a specific-enzyme labeled antibody. However, studies have demonstrated that matrix interference and heat treatment can interfere with the detectability of commercial ELISA kits. An alternative approach to targeting the allergen in soy is to use deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) as a unique marker that can be ...
Allergic diseases represent a major public health issue. Improved understanding of the immunological mechanisms underlying the cause & development of disease, and therapeutic interventions will inform the development and refinement of novel forms of therapy. The McMaster T-cell Epitope Centre (MTEC) uses new epitope-specific tools to determine the frequency and function of T cells reactive with the cat allergen, Fel d 1. These T cells have been shown in our previous studies to play a key role in allergic asthma and the response to immunotherapy.. MTEC will use unique Major Histocompatibility (MHC) class II tetramers containing T cell epitopes of the major cat allergen Fel d 1 in order to characterize allergen-specific T cells before and after intervention with (1) a peptide-based therapeutic vaccine comprised of immunodominant T cell epitopes of Fel d 1, and (2) bronchial (segmental) allergen challenge with cat allergen extract. Two research Projects and two Cores are proposed. The Cores ...
Maternal Elimination Diet ABM protocol Start with elimination of cows milk products Most cases will improve in hours No more blood, mucous is gone, stools appear normal If no change at all after 2 weeks, also eliminate soy. If no change, add dairy and soy back into the diet, and eliminate something else. Continue in this way with other allergens. Citrus fruits, eggs, nuts, peanut, wheat, corn, strawberries, chocolate Families need education on how to read food labels to avoid substances of each allergen. Geographic variability in the most common allergens
If you are one of the estimated 40 million Americans who suffer from indoor allergies or one of the 25 million people with asthma, recent studies have shown that you do not have to remove carpeting to control your allergy symptoms as long as it is properly and effectively cleaned. Common allergens are constantly moving around in the air you breathe and soft surfaces such as carpets, rugs and upholstery actually act as giant filters, trapping these allergens and keeping them out of the air you and your family breathe. But, just like an air filter, carpets become full over time and must be properly cleaned to remain most effective at trapping particulates as they settle from the air. Chem-Drys proprietary Hot Carbonating process removes an average of 98% of common household allergens from carpets & upholstery; with the addition of sanitizer, it removes an average of 89% of airborne bacteria, improving indoor air quality!. ...
If you are one of the estimated 40 million Americans who suffer from indoor allergies or one of the 25 million people with asthma, recent studies have shown that you do not have to remove carpeting to control your allergy symptoms as long as it is properly and effectively cleaned. Common allergens are constantly moving around in the air you breathe and soft surfaces such as carpets, rugs and upholstery actually act as giant filters, trapping these allergens and keeping them out of the air you and your family breathe. But, just like an air filter, carpets become full over time and must be properly cleaned to remain most effective at trapping particulates as they settle from the air. Chem-Drys proprietary Hot Carbonating process removes an average of 98% of common household allergens from carpets & upholstery; with the addition of sanitizer, it removes an average of 89% of airborne bacteria, improving indoor air quality!. ...
If you are one of the estimated 40 million Americans who suffer from indoor allergies or one of the 25 million people with asthma, recent studies have shown that you do not have to remove carpeting to control your allergy symptoms as long as it is properly and effectively cleaned. Common allergens are constantly moving around in the air you breathe and soft surfaces such as carpets, rugs and upholstery actually act as giant filters, trapping these allergens and keeping them out of the air you and your family breathe. But, just like an air filter, carpets become full over time and must be properly cleaned to remain most effective at trapping particulates as they settle from the air. Chem-Drys proprietary Hot Carbonating process removes an average of 98% of common household allergens from carpets & upholstery; with the addition of sanitizer, it removes an average of 89% of airborne bacteria, improving indoor air quality!. ...
This leads to T-cell activation. When activated T-cells recognize a corresponding B-cell in this manor, the T-cells produce cytokines that cause the proliferation of the corresponding B-cells, leading to sustained production of IgE that reacts to specific fungal allergen epitopes. Patients can develop IgE reactions to multiple allergens via different T-cell and B-cell clones that recognize different allergens. The IgE molecules attach to certain types of cells (mast cells) located in the respiratory mucosa. When exposed to future allergens in the respiratory tract, these allergens will crosslink the IgE and cause the release of active chemicals (degranulation) that leads to a variety of symptoms. Symptoms can vary from mild allergic rhinitis to severe asthma.. ...
We have, using our own technology and through collaborations, been able to define multiple non-overlapping IgE-reactive epitopes on all three investigated allergens. Two novel epitopes on Bet v 1 were identified, which allowed for identification of single amino acid residues with crucial importance for the interaction between human IgE and allergens in the PR-10 protein family. Further, it was shown that the relatively small allergen Phl p 5 carries a complex composition of IgE-reactive epitopes, providing an explanation to its high allergenicity. The less complex epitope composition on Phl p 1, on the other hand, with an IgE-binding hot-spot located on the surface of its immunodominant C-terminal domain, allowed us to, in a rational manner, design a hypoallergenic group 1 grass pollen allergen fragment, with the potential to be used as a safer alternative to the today used extracts in specific immunotherapy. ...
UNDATED) - Research funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases suggests that infant children who are exposed to high indoor levels of pet or pest allergens may help prevent them from developing asthma before age 7. A study of 560 newborns with at least one parent with asthma or allergies found that exposure to higher levels of four allergens - cockroach, mouse, cat and dog - was associated with a lower risk of developing asthma.. ...
Items on our menus may contain allergens from the list below. Our staff have information on these and other items that are not on the menus, such as cakes. We keep on site, a comprehensive Food Allergen catalogue, which lists all of the ingredients we use in our products. If you need to know if allergens are contained in any of our products, please dont hesitate to contact us before you book online or place a telephone order, or ask the staff on site.. If you do have a food allergy, please advise us each and every time you come in - even if we have served you previously with specific products. This is important because the ingredients may have changed since last time you dined with us. ...
Background Atopic individuals are frequently sensitized to a limited number of certain allergens, although most of them are exposed to multiple inhalant allergens in daily life. Objective We investigated the hypothesis that observed common patterns of sensitization might occur with similar frequency within two independent study populations of...
Before you settle in, focus on clearing dust, mold, and other allergens with these quick tips. As soon as you enter the new house watery eyes and itchy nose are the first symptoms that welcome you. Sure, you may be the least-attractive superhero in history - that runny nose is pretty disgusting - but being comfortable in your own home is worth the battle scars and crumpled tissues. Here .... ...
Detect possible allergic responses to various substances in the environment (see Test Includes) and evaluate for hay fever, asthma, atopic eczema, and respiratory allergy. The quantitative allergen-specific IgE test is indicated (1) to determine whether an individual has elevated allergen-specific IgE antibodies; (2) if specific allergic sensitivity is needed to allow immunotherapy to be initiated; (3) when testing individuals for agents that may potentially cause anaphylaxis; (4) when evaluating individuals who are taking medication (eg, long-acting antihistamines) that may interfere with other testing modalities (eg, skin testing); (5) if immunotherapy or other therapeutic measures based on skin testing results have not led to a satisfactory remission of symptoms; (6) when an individual is unresponsive to medical management where identification of offending allergens may be beneficial. ...
Indoor Allergens: Assessing and Controlling Adverse Health Effects (Committee on the Health Effects of Indoor Allergens, Division of Health Promotion) by National Research Council.; 1 edition; First published in 1993
An allergen is a substance thats capable of producing an allergic reaction. In some people with asthma, allergens that are breathed in can trigger symptoms such as coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath. Allergens that commonly cause asthma symptoms include animal dander, dust mites, mold, and pollen.. Back To Top. ...
An allergen is a substance thats capable of producing an allergic reaction. In some people with asthma, allergens that are breathed in can trigger symptoms such as coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath. Allergens that commonly cause asthma symptoms include animal dander, dust mites, mold, and pollen. ...
Skin allergy testing or Skin prick test is a method for medical diagnosis of allergies that attempts to provoke a small, controlled, allergic response. A microscopic amount of an allergen is introduced to a patients skin by various means: Skin prick test: pricking the skin with a needle or pin containing a small amount of the allergen. Skin scratch test: a deep dermic scratch is performed with help of the blunt bottom of a lancet. Intradermic test: a tiny quantity of allergen is injected under the dermis with a hypodermic syringe. Skin scrape Test: a superficial scrape is performed with help of the bovel of a needle to remove the superficial layer of the epidermis. Patch test: applying a patch to the skin, where the patch contains the allergen If an immuno-response is seen in the form of a rash, urticaria (hives), or (worse) anaphylaxis it can be concluded that the patient has a hypersensitivity (or allergy) to that allergen. Further testing can be done to identify the particular allergen. The ...
In people who are not allergic, the mucus in the nasal passages simply moves foreign particles to the throat, where they are swallowed or coughed out. But something different happens to a person who is sensitive to airborne allergens.. As soon as the allergen lands on the mucous membranes lining the inside of the nose, a chain reaction occurs that leads the mast cells in these tissues to release histamine and other chemicals. These powerful chemicals contact certain cells that line some small blood vessels in the nose. This allows fluids to escape, which causes the nasal passages to swell, resulting in nasal congestion.. Created by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases ...
The mission of the Johns Hopkins University Dermatology, Allergy and Clinical Immunology (DACI) Reference Laboratory is to provide comprehensive, high-quality diagnostic allergy and immunology testing to patients throughout North America with asthma, allergy and immunologic disorders. We offer an extensive menu of laboratory tests that includes allergen-specific IgE measurements to approximately 300 pollen, epidermal, mold spore, mite, food, drug, venom and occupational allergen specificities. We specialize in Hymenoptera (insect sting) venom-specific IgE and IgG antibody measurements. In addition, the DACI Laboratory performs hypersensitivity pneumonitis precipitin panels, serum cotinine, and environmental mold measurements.. Research Areas: immunology, asthma, allergies, allergens, dermatology ...
Breast milk has many beneficial effects on the progenys developing immune system, much more than passively protecting the offspring form infectious disease by passive transfer of maternal protective antibodies and influencing the composition of the infant gut microbiome and gut barrier function. Breastfeeding can shape the neonatal repertoire of T cells and B cells by transfer of free antigen, including such potent allergens like house dust mite and peanut. The current study is not the first to report that allergen Ig-ICs from an allergic mother protect the progeny against allergic disease via breastfeeding and FcRn and induction of Foxp3+ T reg cells (Mosconi et al., 2010; Nakata et al., 2010; Bernard et al., 2014). In the past it was found that TGFβ contained in breast milk could be decisive whether or not long-lasting T reg-mediated tolerance developed, but when Ig-ICs are present in breast milk, TGFβ does not seem to be required (Verhasselt et al., 2008). So where does the current study ...
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Bronchial biopsies obtained at baseline, 24 hours and 7 days after allergen challenge from mild atopic asthmatics were evaluated to follow the initiation and resolution of allergen-induced inflammation and remodelling in relation to AHR. Further, the expression patterns of the TGF-β Superfamily ligands (TGF-β₁₋₃, activin-A, BMP-2, BMP-4 and BMP-7) and their respective signalling pathway Type II receptors, Type I receptors and signalling Smad proteins were defined in baseline asthma and after allergen provocation in comparision with normal volunteers ...
Explains what are allergens and antigens, what is the difference between allergens and antigens and how do allergy sufferers come into contact with allergens.
How to Safeguard Your Home Against Allergens. An allergen is any substance that sets off an allergic reaction. If you suffer from outdoor allergies, allergens within your home can exacerbate the problem. You can learn how to safeguard your...
The company discovered the problem during a label review. The company received a spice mix from its supplier that contained hydrolyzed whey and casein protein, and the product label does not declare the allergens as ingredients in the sausage. FSIS and the company have not received any reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of the products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.. ...
Allergen vs diluent challenges; multi-spot plate assay: symptoms increased, and peak nasal flow decreased, following allergen but not diluent challenge (both p,0.001, between groups difference). Levels of IL-4 (p,0.01), IL-5 and IL-13 (both P,0.001) were maximally increased at 5 hours compared to pre-challenge; no significant increases were seen following diluent challenge. Between group differences (allergen vs diluent) for IL-4, -5 and -13 were seen at 4 and 6 hours (all p,0.01).Allergen challenge; magnetic bead assay: IL-5 was increased at 6 hours (p=0.03 vs pre-challenge), with IL-13 and IL-4 also showing a trend towards an increase (both p=0.06 vs pre-challenge). Eotaxin and MDC were increased at 6 hours (both p=0.03 vs pre-challenge); IL-6 was elevated at 2 hours (p=0.03 vs pre-challenge). Levels of IL-17A, IL-27, IL-23, IFN-gamma and IL-12p70 were low and did not change significantly after allergen challenge. High levels of IL-8 were detected, maximal at baseline, but did not change ...
MIBO Fresh Foods LLC, a Fort Worth, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 1,460 pounds of salad with meat products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agricultures Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. The product contains anchovies, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label. The ready-to-eat Chef salad with ham and turkey items was produced on May 10 and May 13, 2019. The following products are subject to recall: 9.65 oz. clear plastic packages containing
In humans, the presence of antigens in breast milk derived from maternal diet is well described, and presence of antigens from peanut, wheat and egg can be found in human milk in the range of nanograms per millilitre [21,22]. In adults, allergy prevention is classically based on allergen avoidance. This approach has been extended to the fetus and infants by promoting the avoidance of allergen exposure during pregnancy, lactation and the first years of life. In addition, the rare (less than 0.5%) but nevertheless well-reported cases of food allergy in exclusively breastfed children supported these recommendations [23]. However, such strategy has not yielded the expected results as food allergy has continued to rise over the last decade and prospective studies assessing allergen avoidance have failed to show a significant long-term reduction in food allergy rates [22,24,25]. However, there is no direct correlation between maternal food antigen intake and their concentrations in breast milk [26]. ...
The 14 major allergens are required by law to be declared on all packaging in bold and restaurants must provide allergen information to their customers.
The National Restaurant Association announced the launch of ServSafe Allergens Online Course, a new online training course from the creators of the ServSafe food safety program designed to help restaurants address food allergens. The education tool was developed in partnership...
Romer Labs® has launched AgraQuant® Allergen ELISA Test Kits that detect food allergens sensitively in a wide range of processed foods and raw materials. The user-friendly test kits include all ready-to-use reagents.
Testing for IgE antibodies may be useful to establish the diagnosis of an allergic disease and to define the allergens responsible for eliciting signs and symptoms.. Testing also may be useful to identify allergens which may be responsible for allergic disease and/or anaphylactic episode, to confirm sensitization to particular allergens prior to beginning immunotherapy, and to investigate the specificity of allergic reactions to insect venom allergens, drugs, or chemical allergens.. ...
An allergic reaction is a precise response of the bodys immune system to a normally harmless substance called an allergen. A range of environmental allergens, such as pollen and animal dander, can activate allergic reactions in the nose (allergic rhinitis, or hay fever) and in the lung (asthma). Not all reasons for susceptibility to environmental allergies are understood, although a family history of allergic reaction is an important risk factor.. If you have environmental allergies, you may end up sniffling, sneezing, coughing, or itching - and its your surroundings that are causing the problem ...
During the past 20 years, major advances have been made in understanding the molecular and cellular mechanisms of allergen tolerance in humans. The demonstration of T cell tolerance, particularly that mediated by the immune-suppressive functions of IL-10, led to a major conceptual change in this area. Currently, the known essential components of allergen tolerance include the induction of allergen-specific regulatory subsets of T and B cells, the immune-suppressive function of secreted factors, such as IL-10 and TGF-β, the production of IgG4 isotype allergen-specific blocking antibodies, and decreased allergic inflammatory responses by mast cells, basophils, and eosinophils in inflamed tissues. ...
Testing for IgE antibodies may be useful to establish the diagnosis of an allergic disease and to define the allergens responsible for eliciting signs and symptoms.. Testing also may be useful to identify allergens which may be responsible for allergic disease and/or anaphylactic episode, to confirm sensitization to particular allergens prior to beginning immunotherapy, and to investigate the specificity of allergic reactions to insect venom allergens, drugs, or chemical allergens.. ...
With peanut and cows milk, the egg is one of the three allergens responsible for the majority of food allergies, especially among children under 3 years.. The prevalence of allergy to egg is estimated at 9.5% of the child population and 1.5% of the general population in France.. The allergy usually begins around the age of 1 year, which is often the first contact with the food. Processing proceeds first by allergen avoidance: the allergic reaction can be severe even if minimal ingestion.. How the egg he causes the allergic reaction? ...
Allergic rhinitic subjects without symptoms of asthma show airway hyperresponsiveness, but to a lesser degree than asthmatics. As airway responsiveness is a determinant of the bronchial response to allergen, rhinitic subjects should also respond to allergen challenge, but to a lesser extent than asthmatics. However, studies have so far failed to show quantitative differences in allergen responses between patients with rhinitis and patients with asthma. We studied 123 allergic subjects classified, on the basis of a scored symptom questionnaire, as follows: pure rhinitics without any symptom of asthma (Group 1, n = 39), true asthmatics with or without rhinitis (Group 2, n = 41), and subjects with borderline symptoms of asthma (Group 3, n = 43). All subjects underwent both methacholine and allergen inhalation challenges, with pollen challenges performed out of season. When the three groups were pooled, the asthma symptom score was directly correlated with the sensitivities both to methacholine and ...
Resistance to proteolytic enzymes and heat is thought to be a prerequisite property of food allergens. Allergens from peanut (Arachis hypogaea) are the most frequent cause of fatal food allergic reactions. The allergenic 2S albumin Ara h 2 and the homologous minor allergen Ara h 6 were studied at the molecular level with regard to allergenic potency of native and protease-treated allergen. A high-resolution solution structure of the protease-resistant core of Ara h 6 was determined by NMR spectroscopy, and homology modelling was applied to generate an Ara h 2 structure. Ara h 2 appeared to be the more potent allergen, even though the two peanut allergens share substantial cross-reactivity. Both allergens contain cores that are highly resistant to proteolytic digestion and to temperatures of up to 100 °C. Even though IgE antibody-binding capacity was reduced by protease treatment, the mediator release from a functional equivalent of a mast cell or basophil, the humanized RBL (rat basophilic ...
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Background: Exhaled nitric oxide (eNO) is a validated noninvasive marker of airway inflammation in asthma. In patients with allergic rhinitis (AR), increased levels of nasal nitric oxide (nNO) have also been measured. However, the applicability of nNO as a marker of upper airway inflammation awaits validation.. Aim: To test the longitudinal reproducibility of standardized nNO measurements in patients with AR and the effects of nasal allergen challenge.. Methods: Twenty patients with clinically stable, untreated AR participated in a combined study design. First, reproducibility of nNO was tested over 1, 7, and 14-21 days. Subsequently, the effect of nasal allergen challenge on nNO was studied in a placebo-controlled, parallel design. Nasal NO was measured with a chemoluminescence analyzer. Ten subjects randomly underwent a standardized nasal allergen challenge; 10 subjects received placebo. Response to nasal challenge was monitored by composite symptom scores.. Results: There was a good ...
Background: Der f 7 is the group 7 allergen from the dust mite Dermatophagoides farinae, homologous to the major allergen Der p 7 from D. pteronyssinus. Monoclonal antibody that bind to residues Leu48 and Phe50 was found to inhibit IgE binding to residue Asp159, which is important for the cross-reactivity between Der f 7 and Der p 7. Methodology/Principal Findings: Here, we report the crystal structure of Der f 7 that shows an elongated and curved molecule consisting of two anti-parallel β-sheets - one 4-stranded and the other 5-stranded - that wrap around a long C-terminal helix. The overall fold of Der f 7 is similar to Der p 7 but key difference was found in the β1-β2 loop region. In Der f 7, Leu48 and Phe50 are in close proximity to Asp159, explaining why monoclonal antibody binding to Leu48 and Phe50 can inhibit IgE binding to Asp159. Both Der f 7 and Der p 7 bind weakly to polymyxin B via a similar binding site that is formed by the N-terminal helix, the 4-stranded β-sheet and the ...
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Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of Dust mite (Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus). Millions of dust mites inhabit the home, feeding on dead human skin that are common in house dust. The mites body is in three parts: the gnathosoma (head region) adapted for feeding on dead skin, the propodosma (carrying the 1st and 2nd pair of walking legs) and the hysterosoma (locating the 3rd and 4th pairs of legs). Dust mites produce 10-20 waste particles per day. The dead bodies and faecal pellets can trigger allergic responses. The whole life cycle from egg to adult takes approximately one month to complete, mature female mites can lay from 1-2 eggs per day. Adult mites can live up to two months. The most important house dust mites worldwide are Dermatophagoides farinae and Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus. Magnification: x78 when shortest axis printed at 25 millimetres. - Stock Image F017/4240
Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of Dust mite egg. (Dermatophagoides sp.). The whole life cycle from egg to adult takes approximately one month to complete, mature female mites can lay from 1-2 eggs per day. Adult mites can live up to two months. Millions of dust mites inhabit the home, feeding on dead human skin that are common in house dust. Dust mites produce 10-20 waste particles per day. The dead bodies and faecal pellets can trigger allergic responses. The whole life cycle from egg to adult takes approximately one month to complete, mature female mites can lay from 1-2 eggs per day. Adult mites can live up to two months. The most important house dust mites worldwide are Dermatophagoides farinae and Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus. Magnification: x200 when shortest axis printed at 25 millimetres. - Stock Image C032/1612
Abstract Introduction: The role of platelet activation in allergic inflammation is receiving increasing attention. Sublingual immunotherapy for allergic rhinitis can modify the immunological process to an allergen, rather than simply treating symptoms. Objective: The aim of this study was to explore the role of platelet activation during sublingual immunotherapy in children with allergic rhinitis. Methods: Forty-two House Dust Mite - sensitized children with allergic rhinitis were enrolled and received House Dust Mite allergen extract for sublingual immunotherapy or placebo. Serum of different time points during treatment was collected and used for detection of Platelet Factor-4 and Beta-Thromboglobulin concentration by Enzyme-Linked Immuno Sorbent Assay. Results: Our data showed decreased expression of Platelet Factor-4 and Beta-Thromboglobulin protein after one years sublingual immunotherapy. In addition, the decrease of symptom scores and serum Platelet Factor-4 and Beta-Thromboglobulin protein

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Café Spice GCT Inc., Recalls Ready-To-Eat Chicken Salad Products Due to Misbranding and an Undeclared AllergenCafé Spice GCT Inc., Recalls Ready-To-Eat Chicken Salad Products Due to Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen

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  • Other countries, in view of the differences in the genetic profiles of their citizens and different levels of exposure to specific foods due to different dietary habits, the "official" allergen list will change. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Agency will consider any non-misleading symbols, statements, or logos that industry may want to include on labeling to inform consumers of the presence of potential food allergens in meat, poultry, or egg products. (usda.gov)
  • Guidance for the food industry about the use of these statements and the management of allergen cross-contamination can be found on the Australian Food and Grocery Council website . (foodstandards.gov.au)
  • Canada recognizes all eight of the allergens recognized by the US, and also recognizes sesame seeds, and mustard. (wikipedia.org)
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  • This is because before the Food Standards Code was introduced in 2002, manufacturers of wine were not required to include allergens on the label. (foodstandards.gov.au)
  • Your living environment may contain a variety of animal and plant life, most of which can become a source for allergens, the triggers of allergic reactions. (medicinenet.com)
  • Allergen Bureau does not accept responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of any results generated by the VITAL Calculator, or other VITAL Program documents or tools, including that they will be free from error, or will ensure compliance with food labelling laws and regulations or the management of the risk of product liability and personal injury. (allergenbureau.net)
  • A comprehensive allergen management system is therefore essential. (wur.nl)
  • After the ServSafe® Allergens Online Course and Assessment has been purchased, it can be accessed in Course Management. (servsafe.com)
  • Do washers control allergens? (howstuffworks.com)
  • The following resources are provided to assist food industry stakeholders in the development of an allergen control plan. (ca.gov)
  • For more information about the 'Allergen Control for Food Processors' presentation, visit the Food and Drug Branch - Industry Education and Training Unit webpage. (ca.gov)
  • The ServSafe Allergens online course covers many topics such as identifying allergens, communication with the guest, preventing cross-contact, food labels and more. (servsafe.com)
  • We stay on top of the various and changing regulatory requirements for every state and ensure that our certification will prepare you to handle allergens responsibly. (servsafe.com)
  • In England, we are responsible for food safety related labelling including allergens. (food.gov.uk)
  • One form of treatment is the administration of sterile epinephrine to the person experiencing anaphylaxis, which suppresses the body's overreaction to the allergen, and allows for the patient to be transported to a medical facility. (wikipedia.org)
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