Is fungal alpha-amylase in bread an allergen?


BACKGROUND The enzyme alpha-amylase from Aspergillus oryzae used in bakeries to improve the bread quality has been identified as an inhalative allergen in baker's asthma. It is doubtful whether this enzyme can induce allergic sensitization in regular bread consumers. OBJECTIVE To find out whether fungal alpha-amylase in bread and rolls retains its… (More)


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@article{Sander2000IsFA, title={Is fungal alpha-amylase in bread an allergen?}, author={Ingrid Sander and Monika Raulf-Heimsoth and Vera van Kampen and Xaver Baur}, journal={Clinical and experimental allergy : journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology}, year={2000}, volume={30 4}, pages={560-5} }