mmunoglobulin E (IgE)-mediated allergy to Mustard (
spp) seeds has been
reported from ingestion in food as well as by inhalation of seed dust in workers involved
with seed handling. The two commonly cultivated species in India i.e.
belong to the family Brassicaceae and share same growing area. Our aim was to
partially characterize the IgE binding proteins of
and study cross-reactivity among the two prevalent species. Skin Prick Test (SPT) and
Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) were carried out to identify patients with
mustard seed allergy and
specific IgE in their sera. Cross-reactivity between these two seed allergens was assessed on
the basis of ELISA inhibition and immunoblot inhibition studies.
Professor and Head of the Division of Cardiac Surgery King Fahad Cardiac Center & College of Medicine King Saud University Riya
dh, Saudi Arabia.
Areas of interest include diastolic heart failure in the post operative heart.
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