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Allergen Details:

Allergen name: Tri a 18
Allergen source: Major taxonomic group: Plantae Liliopsida (monocots)
Order: Poales
Species: Triticum aestivum (Wheat)
NCBI Taxomony ID: 4565
Obsolete name:Isolectin A, WGA1
Biochemical name:Agglutinin isolectin 1
Allergenicity:Wheat germ agglutinin (a fraction purified using a concanavalin-A affinity column) was identified as allergen for some but not all of the allergic bakers (sera from 35 individuals with suspected allergies to inhaled flour were tested).
Allergenicity reference:PubMed:6697476
Route of allergen exposure:Food
Date Created:06-03-2003
Last Updated:2010-04-29 23:57:55
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Posted: 22 Nov 2014

It is not clear whether this protein was identified as the IgE binding protein in wheat flour in the paper by Sutton et al., 1984, PMID 6697476

Table of IsoAllergens Click +/- for additional information
Isoallergen and variants GenBank Nucleotide GenBank Protein UniProt PDB
Tri a 18.0101M25536AAA34256P109681WGC 2CWG 7WGA;