A comparative biochemical study of conifer pollen allergens

  title={A comparative biochemical study of conifer pollen allergens},
  author={M. E. Pettyjohn and Estelle Levetin},
In the order Coniferales, only the family Cupressaceae is regarded as being a significant source of airborne allergens, with Juniperus ashei characterized as the most significant aeroallergen. Pollen of the closely related species J. virginiana has been shown to cross-react with J. ashei pollen, however, J. virginiana pollen is not considered an important aeroallergen. Although there have been several reports of allergies to Pinus pollen, the pollen of this genus is regarded as hypoallergenic… CONTINUE READING