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Recently introduced foods as new allergenic sources: Sensitisation to Goji berries (Lycium barbarum).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23200000     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Goji berries (GB) have been introduced in Western diet. Preliminary reports have demonstrated its allergenic capacity. The objectives of the study were to investigate the frequency of sensitisation and the allergens involved. 566 individuals, with respiratory or cutaneous symptoms were skin-prick tested with GB extract. Thirty three were positive (5.8%). 94% were sensitised to other allergens. Specific IgE to GB, peach, tomato and nut-mix was measured. Thirteen individuals from 24 available sera (54.2%) had positive specific IgE. 92.3% of GB positive patients were positive to peach. Seven individuals recognised 8 bands and six recognised a 7kDa band. This band was identified as a LTP by MS/MS. Cross-reactivity was demonstrated with tomato, tobacco, nutmix, Artemisia pollen and purified Lyc e 3 and Pru p 3. GB are a new allergenic source with high prevalence of sensitisation. LTP seems to be the major allergen involved in sensitisation and cross-reactivity.
Jerónimo Carnés; Carlos H de Larramendi; Angel Ferrer; Angel Julio Huertas; María Angeles López-Matas; Juan Antonio Pagán; Luis Angel Navarro; José Luis García-Abujeta; Sandra Vicario; Maribel Peña
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-10-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Food chemistry     Volume:  137     ISSN:  0308-8146     ISO Abbreviation:  Food Chem     Publication Date:  2013 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7702639     Medline TA:  Food Chem     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  130-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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