Pine nut allergy: clinical features and major allergens characterization.

  title={Pine nut allergy: clinical features and major allergens characterization.},
  author={Beatriz Cabanillas and Hsiaopo Cheng and Casey C. Grimm and Barry K. Hurlburt and Julia Rodr{\'i}guez and Jes{\'u}s Crespo and Soheila J. Maleki},
  journal={Molecular nutrition & food research},
  volume={56 12},
SCOPE The aims of this study were to evaluate IgE-mediated hypersensitivity to pine nut with details of clinical reactions and to characterize major pine nut allergens. METHODS AND RESULTS The study included ten consecutive teenagers and adults diagnosed with IgE-mediated clinical allergy to pine nut. Two major pine nut allergens were purified and identified and the secondary structures and susceptibility to digestion were characterized. Severe reactions represent 80% of allergic reactions to… CONTINUE READING