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Reyes LCAS, Rodríguez RA
Biochemical and molecular characteristics from allergens of the latex of Hevea brasiliensis
Alerg Asma Inmunol Pediatr 2002; 11 (3)

Language: Español
References: 55
Page: 92-100
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In recent years, type I hypersensitivity reactions produced by some latex proteins from Hevea brasiliensis (rubber), have importantly been increased becoming a public health problem in many countries. This has generated a special interest for understanding the molecular and immunological basis of allergen recognition by the IgE’s, in persons allergic to latex. Recently, several biochemical and immunological studies on latex allergens have been performed, indicating that eleven proteins are responsible of causing sensitization in patients; therefore, they have been given an allergen nomenclature designation. These studies will be useful in the development of diagnostic tools, as well as in immunotherapy.

Key words: Allergens, latex, Hevea brasiliensis.


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