Separation of jumper ant (Myrmecia pilosula) venom allergens: A novel group of highly basic proteins

@article{Donovan1995SeparationOJ,
  title={Separation of jumper ant (Myrmecia pilosula) venom allergens: A novel group of highly basic proteins},
  author={G. R. Donovan and Mark D. Street and Brian A Baldo},
  journal={ELECTROPHORESIS},
  year={1995},
  volume={16}
}
The sting of the jumper ant (Myrmecia pilosula) causes severe allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis in sensitized individuals. Two of the major allergens, Myr p I and Myr p II, have been cloned, immunocharacterized and nucleotide‐sequenced and they encode 112 and 75 residue polypeptides, respectively. Both allergens are highly basic proteins having isoelectric point values greater than 10. However, electrophoretic analysis has generated conflicting results as to the actual sizes of the… 

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