[Interests of recombinant allergens in the practice of allergy]

Rev Med Suisse. 2013 Jan 9;9(368):22-7.
[Article in French]


Compared to total allergenic extracts, recombinant allergens available for specific IgE measurement represent an important advance in the diagnosis and treatment of IgE-mediated allergies. Recombinant allergens lead to define the sensitization profile of allergic patients, to identify markers of sensitization and to understand better polysensitivities related to cross-reactions and markers of severity of allergic reactions. They also contribute to the decision to establish tolerance induction (allergen specific immunotherapy) and the optimal selection of the allergenic composition of the vaccine.

Publication types

  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Allergens* / immunology
  • Allergens* / therapeutic use
  • Allergy and Immunology*
  • Animals
  • Desensitization, Immunologic / methods
  • Humans
  • Hypersensitivity / diagnosis
  • Hypersensitivity / therapy*
  • Immunologic Tests / methods
  • Plant Proteins / immunology
  • Plant Proteins / therapeutic use
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Professional Practice* / standards
  • Recombinant Proteins* / immunology
  • Recombinant Proteins* / therapeutic use


  • Allergens
  • Plant Proteins
  • Recombinant Proteins