Structure-Function Relationships of Allergens

  • Lei Zhang
  • Shyam S. Mohapatra


Allergens are pragmatically defined as a group of antigens able to induce IgE antibody production in atopic patients. In recent years, the application of molecular biology techniques in allergen research has led to rapid advances in our knowledge of structure-function relationships of allergenic molecules. The study of the molecular nature of allergens is not only critical for the understanding of mechanisms of IgE antibody responses but also for development of new immunotherapeutic strategies.


Pollen Allergen Major Allergen House Dust Mite Allergen Allergenic Molecule Major Birch Pollen Allergen 
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