Tropomyosin or not tropomyosin, what is the relevant allergen in house dust mite and snail cross allergies?

Abstract

Since tropomyosin is cross reactive in many arthropods, it was assumed that this highly conserved protein could be responsible for cross reactions in house dust mite (HDM) allergic patients who experienced adverse reactions after crustacean and mollusc ingestion. Here we report two clinical cases where the role of tropomyosin is a matter of debate. In the… (More)

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