Pt2L4 Protein, a Homologue to Hev b 5 from Rubber Tree, May Not Be Responsible for the Cross-Reactions to Cassava Show by People Allergic to Latex

Author(s): Claudia Regina Batista de Souza, Donald Beezhold, Luiz Joaquim C. Branco Carvalho.

Journal Name: Protein & Peptide Letters

Volume 15 , Issue 9 , 2008

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Pt2L4 is a protein from cassava homologue to Hevb5, a principal allergen from latex. Here we aimed to elucidate immunological relationships between these proteins. Our results revealed that epitopes found in Hev b 5 are not entirely conserved in Pt2L4 which is not recognized by IgE from patients allergic to Hev b 5.

Keywords: Allergenicity, Cassava, Glutamic acid-rich protein, Latex-fruit syndrome, Storage root formation

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Year: 2008
Page: [900 - 902]
Pages: 3
DOI: 10.2174/092986608785849290
Price: $65

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