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Title Measurement Specific IgE against Recombinant 16-kD and 19-kD Buckwheat Allergens for the Diagnosis of Buckwheat Allergy
Author Jae-Hyun Lee1, Yong Won Lee1, Yoo-Seob Shin1, Hae-Sim Park2, Chein-Soo Hong1 and Jung-Won Park1
Place of duty Department of Internal Medicine, 1Yonsei University College of Medicine, 2Ajou University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
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Abstract Background: Buckwheat (BW, Fagopyrum esculentum)- specific IgE (sIgE) measurement is crucial to diagnose BW allergy. However, clinical application is difficult due to a high false-positive rate. Previously we identified 16-kD 2S storage albumin and 19-kD vicilin-like protein as BW major allergens. Objective: To investigate clinical usefulness of sIgE measurements against recombinant 16- and 19-kD BW allergens compared to the skin prick test and measurement of specific IgE against whole buckwheat (WBW) extract. Method: Eleven BW allergic patients, 11 asymptomatic sensitizers to BW and 16 non-atopic subjects were enrolled. We performed the skin prick test, sIgE measurement against recombinant 16- and 19-kD BW allergens and WBW extract using a CAP system. Result: In BW allergic patients, sIgE against WBW extract, r16- and r19-kD BW allergens were detected in 10, 5 and 9 patients, respectively. In asymptomatic sensitizers, sIgE against WBW extract, r16- and r19-kD BW allergens were detected in 9, 1 and 2 patients respectively. In ROC analysis, the AUC value of sIgE level was higher in r19-kD allergen than in r16-kD or WBW extract. Conclusion: We suggest that CAP sIgE against r19-kD and r16-kD BW allergens can be a diagnostic marker to discriminate BW allergic patients from asymptomatic sensitizers in a clinical setting. (Korean J Asthma Allergy Clin Immunol 2010;30:209-215)
Key_word Buckwheat, Allergy, Recombinant, Allergen, Specific IgE measurement
Publication info Korean J Asthma Allergy Clin Immunol 2010 Sep; 030(03): 209-215.
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제 목 메밀 알레르기 진단에 있어서 16-kD 및 19-kD 재조합 알레르겐 특이 IgE 측정의 유용성
저 자 이재현1ㆍ이용원1ㆍ신유섭1ㆍ박해심2ㆍ홍천수1ㆍ박중원1
소 속 1연세대학교 의과대학 내과학교실, 2아주대학교 의과대학 내과학교실
출판정보 대한천식알레르기학회지 2010 Sep; 030(03): 209-215.