PMID: 46670Jan 1, 1975

Allergens in sesame oil contact dermatitis

Acta Dermato-venereologica
H NeeringE van Dijk

Abstract

In 13 patients with contact allergy to sesame oil, studies were undertaken to elucidate the nature of the allergens. Sesamol, sesamin and sesamolin were identified in crude and purified (pharmaceutical) sesame oil. Patch tests showed 8 of the 13 patients to be positive to sesamol and 12 to sesamolin and sesamin. Patch tests with the pure substances on thin-layer sheets were inconclusive as to any difference between these substances. Group allergy to several substances related to sesamol could not be clearly demonstrated.

Related Concepts

Sesamol
Contact Dermatitis
Allergens
KCNJ10
Sesamin
Mass Spectrometry
Sesame Oil
Skin
Dermatitis, Allergic Contact
Contact Hypersensitivity

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