The major allergen of sesame seeds (Sesamum indicum) is a 2S albumin.

@article{Pastorello2001TheMA,
  title={The major allergen of sesame seeds (Sesamum indicum) is a 2S albumin.},
  author={Elide Anna Pastorello and E. Varin and Laura Farioli and Valerio Pravettoni and Claudio Ortolani and Chiara Trambaioli and Donatella Fortunato and Maria Gabriella Giuffrida and Federica Rivolta and Anna Maria Robino and Ambra Marianna Calamari and Luigi Lacava and Amedeo Conti},
  journal={Journal of chromatography. B, Biomedical sciences and applications},
  year={2001},
  volume={756 1-2},
  pages={85-93}
}
BACKGROUND Allergic reactions induced by ingestion of foods containing sesame seeds are a well recognized cause of severe food-induced anaphylaxis. OBJECTIVE This study aimed to identify and characterize the clinically most important major allergen of sesame seeds. METHODS Sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis and IgE immunoblotting were performed on sera of 10 patients selected for severe and documented allergic reaction after eating food containing sesame. The major… CONTINUE READING
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