RS2: a sugar beet gene related to the latex allergen Hev b 5 family

J Exp Bot. 2000 Dec;51(353):2125-6. doi: 10.1093/jexbot/51.353.2125.


A novel gene (RS2) has been isolated from a Beta vulgaris (cv. Regina) cDNA library. The expression of this gene was enhanced in the mature storage organ as compared to leaf tissue. The protein encoded by this gene was found to be alanine- and glutamic acid-rich and it resembles members of the latex allergen Hev b 5 family.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Allergens / chemistry*
  • Antigens, Plant
  • Chenopodiaceae / genetics*
  • Genes, Plant*
  • Plant Proteins / chemistry
  • Plant Proteins / genetics


  • Allergens
  • Antigens, Plant
  • Plant Proteins
  • allergen Hev b 5