Allergy Bioinformatics

  • Ailin Tao
  • Eyal Raz

Part of the Translational Bioinformatics book series (TRBIO, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Shan Wang, Ailin Tao, Eyal Raz
    Pages 1-13
  3. Juan Wang, Junshu Wu, He Lai
    Pages 15-41
  4. Zhi-Qiang Liu, Ping-Chang Yang
    Pages 43-48
  5. Chang-Hung Kuo, Chih-Hsing Hung
    Pages 49-65
  6. Wen Li, Zehong Zou
    Pages 67-92
  7. Xue-Ting Liu, Ailin Tao
    Pages 105-119
  8. Junyan Zhang, Ailin Tao
    Pages 121-137
  9. Jianguo Zhang, Ailin Tao
    Pages 175-186
  10. Zhaoyu Liu, Huifang Chen, Ailin Tao
    Pages 195-221
  11. Ying He, Ailin Tao
    Pages 223-238
  12. Yuyi Huang, Ailin Tao
    Pages 239-251

About this book


The book introduces the bioinformatics resources and tools available for the study of allergenicity. Allergy symptoms affect more than 25% of the population in industrialized countries. At the same time, biotechnology is a rapidly developing field, which often involves the introduction of potentially allergenic novel proteins into drugs or foods. It is essential to avoid transferring a gene that encodes a major allergenic protein (from any source) into a drug/food crop that did not previously contain that protein. Accurately distinguishing candidate genes from allergens before transferring them into a drug or food would aid preventive efforts to curb the rising incidence of allergies. Several public databases have been created in response to increasing allergen data. The resources provided by these databases have paved the way for the creation of specialized bioinformatics tools that allow allergenicity to be predicted. The book is a useful resource for biologists and biomedical informatics scientists, as well as clinicians. Dr. Ailin Tao is the chief of Guangdong Province Key Laboratory of Allergy & Clinical Immunology, Principal Investigator of the State Key Laboratory of Respiratory Disease, the Second Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University; Dr. Prof. Eyal Raz is a Professor of Medicine at University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California, USA. They collaborate very well on allergy research and this book editing.


Allergen Gene Allergenicity Modification and Evaluation Bioinformatics Diagnostic algorithms allergen molecules

Editors and affiliations

  • Ailin Tao
    • 1
  • Eyal Raz
    • 2
  1. 1.The Second Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical UniversityGuangzhouChina
  2. 2.Department of MedicineUniversity of CA, San DiegoLa JollaUSA

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