Tomato allergy: impact of genotype and environmental factors on the biological response.

@article{Dlle2011TomatoAI,
  title={Tomato allergy: impact of genotype and environmental factors on the biological response.},
  author={S D{\"o}lle and Dietmar Schwarz and Karola Lehmann and Wolfram Weckwerth and Eckhard George and M. A. J. Arne Worm and Philipp Franken},
  journal={Journal of the science of food and agriculture},
  year={2011},
  volume={91 12},
  pages={2234-40}
}
BACKGROUND Food allergies are increasing in the European population. At present the onset of symptoms can be avoided only by elimination of a particular fruit or vegetable from the diet. A new approach is to develop hypoallergenic food products. This study characterises the allergenic potential of tomatoes, considering cultivation conditions, developmental stages and genotypes, in order to identify hypoallergenic fruits. RESULTS Patients with a history of tomato allergy were recruited for… CONTINUE READING
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