Mosquito Allergy and Mosquito Salivary Allergens

Author(s): Zhikang Peng, F. Estelle, R. Simons

Journal Name: Protein & Peptide Letters

Volume 14 , Issue 10 , 2007

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Allergic reactions to mosquito bites are caused by allergens in mosquito saliva. In this review, allergic reactions to mosquito salivary allergens, and characteristics of salivary allergens and their recombinant forms are described. The use of the recombinant allergens in the diagnosis of mosquito allergy is discussed.

Keywords: Mosquito allergy, recombinant allergens, antigens, salivary proteins

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Year: 2007
Page: [975 - 981]
Pages: 7
DOI: 10.2174/092986607782541088
Price: $65

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