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BACKGROUND The presence of the actin-binding protein, profilin, has been demonstrated in natural latex extracts; but the clinical significance of this molecule as an allergen for latex-allergic patients is not clear. We studied the allergenic relevance of isolated latex natural and recombinant profilin, by in vivo and in vitro techniques, in two populations(More)
We aimed to evaluate the accuracy of baseline exhaled nitric oxide fraction (F(eNO)) to recognise individuals with difficult-to-treat asthma who have the potential to achieve control with a guideline-based stepwise strategy. 102 consecutive patients with suboptimal asthma control underwent stepwise increase in the treatment with maximal(More)
BACKGROUND The role of profilin as a food allergen is well established, but little research has been done about its ability to elicit respiratory disease. Profilin is considered more of a confounding allergen on skin testing with whole pollen extracts than other airborne allergens. Our aim was to find out whether or not profilin can cause symptoms in(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Mites are important sources of allergens in Galicia, Spain. The objective of this study were to identify the main mite species and to determine allergen levels in mattresses from different locations in Galicia. MATERIAL AND METHODS Dust samples were collected with a portable vacuum cleaner for 2 minutes from 2 m2 of the surface(More)
BACKGROUND Immunoglobulin (Ig) E-mediated sensitization to N-glycans (cross-reactive carbohydrate determinants, CCDs) may induce double IgE reactivity to honeybee venom (HBV) and yellow jacket venom (YJV) in patients who are monosensitized to either of these venoms. Alcohol consumption is associated with increased IgE levels and possibly with sensitization(More)
The efficacy of immunotherapy with venom (ITV) is supported by many studies. However, the key point for ITV is the balance between safety and efficacy, as concern for adverse events may restrict its use, and limit the administration of this treatment to the hospital, exclusively. The objectives of the present study were, first, to analyze the(More)
BACKGROUND Chortoglyphus arcuatus has been described in many countries. Many allergens are potent enzymes, which may promote a Th2 immune response. The aim of this study was to evaluate the enzymatic activity of body and fecal extracts of C. arcuatus. MATERIAL AND METHODS Feces and bodies of full-grown C. arcuatus cultures were separated by sieving,(More)