Jan 1, 1986

Identification of Parietaria judaica pollen allergens

International Archives of Allergy and Applied Immunology
S A FordD Bass


Parietaria judaica pollen allergens, fractionated by SDS-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis and transferred to nitrocellulose membranes, were identified using 52 sera collected in Australia and Sicily from P. judaica pollen-allergic patients. IgE-binding pollen components transferred to nitrocellulose were detected by reaction with 125I-anti-human IgE and autoradiography. Nine pollen components, ranging in molecular weight (MW) from approximately 10,000 to 80,000 daltons, bound IgE antibodies but the two fastest migrating components sometimes each separated into two very closely migrating bands. The faster of the two components exhibiting doublet formation (MW approximately 10,000 daltons) showed by far the highest frequency of IgE binding, being recognised by 50 of the 52 sera examined. Although patients' IgE reaction patterns to P. judaica allergens were heterogeneous, the degree of heterogeneity was much less than that observed with house dust mite and other pollen extracts studied by electrophoretic transfer analysis. Results with gradient gel-nitrocellulose transfer experiments which showed no IgE-binding components with MWs less than 70,000 daltons, and comparisons of our electroblotting results with crossed radioimmunoel...Continue Reading

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Parietaria judaica pollen
Parietaria judaica
Tissue Membrane
Pollen extracts
Immediate Hypersensitivity
Plasma Protein Binding Capacity
Phosphoglycerate Dehydrogenase Activity
Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus

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