Identification of polcalcin as a novel allergen of Amaranthus retroflexus pollen.

  title={Identification of polcalcin as a novel allergen of Amaranthus retroflexus pollen.},
  author={M Vakili Moghaddam and Morteza Fallahpour and Mohsen Mohammadi and Fereshteh Sadat Rasi Varaee and Kobra Mokhtarian and Majid Khoshmirsafa and Reza Jafari and Naderi Shirzad and Reza Falak},
  journal={Allergologia et immunopathologia},
INTRODUCTION Amaranthus retroflexus (Redroot Pigweed) is one of the main sources of allergenic pollens in temperate areas. Polcalcin is a well-known panallergen involved in cross-reactivity between different plants. The aim of this study was the molecular cloning and expression of polcalcin, as well as evaluating its IgE-reactivity with A. retroflexus sensitive patients' sera. METHODS Allergenic extract was prepared from A. retroflexus pollen and the IgE-reactivity profile was determined by… Expand
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