Recognizing and Dealing With Nut Allergies

Recognizing and Dealing With Nut Allergies

Protect your children, your family and your lives by reading this important book. Recognizing And Dealing With Nut Allergies There are dozens of different nut allergies that exist and each allergy requires different methods to treat it. Don't assume that your doctors will tell you if there's something wrong, you need to learn for yourself what the warning signs are, what the symptoms are and how to treat the allergy if in fact you or someone in your family has it.

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Oleosins and Allergy

Plant seeds and tree nuts are responsible for the vast majority of food allergies. The prevalence of peanut and tree nut allergy has doubled among the children in the United States from 1997 to 2002, reaching 1.2 75 . Considerable research has been conducted to identify and characterize nut and seed allergens 76 . Most of these allergens belong to the cupin and the prolamin superfamilies, but a new family, oleosin, has recently been identified 77 . The first suspicion of oleosin involvement in allergy was reported more than 10 years ago 78 , but awaited 2002 for formal evidence. Pons et al. 79 showed specific igE-binding with peanut oleosin in three of 14 sera of patients with allergic reaction to peanuts. Interestingly, the IgE binding was weak against oleosin monomers but stronger with proteins of HMW, presumed to be oleosin oligomers. The authors also argued for a possible cross-reactivity between oleosins from various seeds. More recently, oleosins were identified as allergens in...