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Magni, C; Herndl, A; Sironi, E; Scarafoni, A; Ballabio, C; Restani, P; Bernardini, R; Novembre, E; Vierucci, A; Duranti, M.
(2005): One- and two-dimensional electrophoretic identification of IgE-binding polypeptides of Lupinus albus and other legume seeds
J AGR FOOD CHEM. 2005; 53(11): 4567-4571. FullText FullText_BOKU

\The prevalence of food allergies in the world population requires integrated approaches to identify new potential allergens, especially those of plant origin. The aim of this work was the allergen in vitro analysis of Lupinus albus seed proteome, a promising food protein source, and the assessment of IgE cross-reactivities with other more diffused legume species. A combination of one- and two-dimensional gel electrophoresis and immunoblotting analyses with specific IgGs for band identification and lupin-sensitized patients' circulating IgEs for allergenicity studies has been used. Two lupin proteins, namely, conglutin gamma and 11 S globulin basic subunits, strongly reacted with all patients' sera. Also, cross-reactivities with the homologous polypeptides of other legume species were observed. Otherwise, no reaction at all was detected with a 2S-type lupin protein. This global electrophoretic approach has allowed the identification of a new potential lupin allergen and confirmed the cross-reactivity among the legume 11 S globulin basic subunits.
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