Molecular composition and biological activity of commercial birch pollen allergen extracts.

@article{Focke2009MolecularCA,
  title={Molecular composition and biological activity of commercial birch pollen allergen extracts.},
  author={Margarete Focke and Katharina Marth and Rudolf Valenta},
  journal={European journal of clinical investigation},
  year={2009},
  volume={39 5},
  pages={429-36}
}
BACKGROUND Commercial extracts used for diagnosis and treatment of allergy are currently prepared from natural allergen sources. The aim of this study was to analyse birch pollen allergen extracts produced for in vivo diagnosis of birch pollen allergy regarding their contents of individual birch pollen allergens (Bet v 1, Bet v 2 and Bet v 4). METHODS Protein contents were measured and the allergen composition was analysed by immunoblotting using antibody probes specific for Bet v 1, Bet v 2… CONTINUE READING

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