Predominance of the major allergen (Alt a I) in Alternaria sensitized patients.

  title={Predominance of the major allergen (Alt a I) in Alternaria sensitized patients.},
  author={Joerg Kleine-Tebbe and M. A. J. Arne Worm and S Jeep and F Matthiesen and Henning L\owenstein and Gert Kunkel},
  journal={Clinical and experimental allergy : journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology},
  volume={23 3},
Thirty-nine patients sensitized to Alternaria were evaluated using titrated skin-prick test (SPT), histamine release studies (HR), inhibition of RAST and immunoblotting studies. To determine the relevance of the major allergen, Alt a I, specific rabbit antibodies against Alt a I and Alt a B were used. The antibodies were preincubated at different concentrations: (i) with the Alternaria allergen dose required for maximum response in the HR assay (10 BU/ml) and (ii) with the Alternaria antigen… CONTINUE READING