Ursula Meurer

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BACKGROUND The allergen content of diagnostics and immunotherapeutics is crucial for effective diagnosis and treatment. The aim of this study was to quantify and compare the allergen content of different grass pollen preparations for skin prick testing and sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT). METHODS Five skin prick test (SPT) solutions and 10 sublingual(More)
BACKGROUND Sensitization to wheat flour plays an important role in the development and diagnosis of baker's asthma. OBJECTIVES We evaluated wheat allergen components as sensitizers for bakers with work-related complaints, with consideration of cross-reactivity to grass pollen. METHODS Nineteen recombinant wheat flour proteins and 2 cross-reactive(More)
BACKGROUND Occupational wood dust exposure can induce allergy and may be one cause of respiratory health problems among woodworkers. OBJECTIVE The objective was to determine the prevalence and quantitative level of specific immunoglobulin E (sIgE) to beech and pine wood in exposed workers. Wood sensitization was specified with regard to cross-reactivity(More)
BACKGROUND Recombinant Hevea brasiliensis (rHev b) natural rubber latex (NRL) allergen components have been developed to assess the patients' allergen sensitization profile and to improve the diagnosis of NRL allergy. OBJECTIVE To examine whether the determination of specific IgE (sIgE) reactivity to a panel of recombinant allergen components would be(More)
Background Serine protease inhibitors (SPI) comprising 60-90 amino acid residues, are frequent in plants, and belong to the protein family PR-6. It has recently been shown that a SPI-variant of wheat acts as an important allergen in baker’s asthma but not in persons suffering from wheatinduced food allergy. The aim of this study was to elucidate the role of(More)
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