A clinical and immunological study of allergy to hen's egg white. VI. Occurrence of proteins cross-reacting with allergens in hen's egg white as studied in egg white from turkey, duck, goose, seagull, and in hen egg yolk, and hen and chicken sera and flesh

Allergy. 1983 Aug;38(6):399-412. doi: 10.1111/j.1398-9995.1983.tb05083.x.

Abstract

The occurrence of proteins cross-reacting with allergens in hen's egg white was studied in turkey, duck, goose and seagull egg whites, in hen egg yolk, and in hen and chicken sera and flesh. The study was based upon quantitative immunoelectrophoretic techniques. The different egg whites were all found to contain proteins cross-reacting with most of the allergens in hen's egg white, but the degree of cross-reactivity varied considerably among the various egg whites. All egg whites contained proteins able to bind human IgE-antibody in the sera of patients with allergy to hen's egg white. Several proteins cross-reacting with allergens in hen's egg white were also detected in egg yolk and in hen and chicken sera and flesh. Clinical implications of the results are discussed.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Allergens / analysis
  • Animals
  • Birds / immunology
  • Conalbumin / immunology
  • Cross Reactions
  • Egg Proteins / immunology*
  • Egg White*
  • Food Hypersensitivity / immunology*
  • Immunoelectrophoresis
  • Ovalbumin / immunology
  • Ovomucin / immunology
  • Poultry / immunology
  • Species Specificity

Substances

  • Allergens
  • Egg Proteins
  • Conalbumin
  • Ovomucin
  • Ovalbumin