Alpha Amylase Is a Major Allergenic Component in Occupational Asthma Patients Caused by Porcine Pancreatic Extract*

@article{Park2002AlphaAI,
  title={Alpha Amylase Is a Major Allergenic Component in Occupational Asthma Patients Caused by Porcine Pancreatic Extract*},
  author={Hae-Sim Park and Hee-Yeon Kim and Y. Suh and Soo-Jin Lee and Soo-Keol Lee and Sun-Sin Kim and D. Nahm},
  journal={Journal of Asthma},
  year={2002},
  volume={39},
  pages={511 - 516}
}
Porcine pancreatic extracts (PPE) are composed of α-amylase and lipase, which are common components of digestive enzymes. They have been known to cause occupational asthma in exposed workers in pharmaceutical and baking industries, as well as in a laboratory technician, but there has been no report of PPE-induced occupational asthma in medical personnel and their IgE binding components to each component. Four asthmatic subjects showing positive results on PPE-bronchoprovocation testing were… Expand
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