Human immunoglobulin E and immunoglobulin G antibody responses to the "minor" ragweed allergen Ra3: correlation with skin tests and comparison with other allergens.

Abstract

We report here the use of antigen-binding assay to measure serum IgE and IgG binding activity (BA) for the "minor" ragweed antigen, Ra3. These studies were carried out in ragweed-allergic individuals, many of whom had been skin tested with Ra3 as well as with the "major" ragweed allergen, antigen E (AgE). IgE BA for Ra3 showed a weak quantitative… (More)

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@article{PlattsMills1981HumanIE, title={Human immunoglobulin E and immunoglobulin G antibody responses to the "minor" ragweed allergen Ra3: correlation with skin tests and comparison with other allergens.}, author={Thomas A E Platts-Mills and Martin D. Chapman and D G Marsh}, journal={The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology}, year={1981}, volume={67 2}, pages={129-34} }