allergen

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any substance that can cause an allergy

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Ragweed pollen collected along high-traffic roads shows a higher allergenicity than pollen sampled in vegetated areas.
All perceivable safety aspects have been demonstrated, including genomics, allergenicity and toxicity".
In essence, this would be the protein safety component of a full voluntary consultation relative to the protein's toxicity or allergenicity.
From the point of view of immuno-therapy, it is evident the antigenicity of the hypoallergen component, its cross-reactivity with the major allergen component, its low allergenicity and its ease of purification are all excellent characteristics for a therapeutic agent capable of desensitizing patients with minimal risk of anaphylaxis.
Cell culture offers advantages over egg-based manufacturing, such as decreased allergenicity and increased production speed and yield, but the process generally depends on the use of reagents that are derived from animal sources.
However, "its potential allergenicity had never been carefully addressed," Bernstein says.
Sir, - Development of soya beans containing a gene from a Brazil nut was stopped when it was discovered the allergenicity was also found to have been transferred when tested on people with nut allergies.
In addition, the Brown Norway rat model is being improved to characterize the allergenicity of food proteins and modified foods.
It is commonly supposed that heat treatment of milk reduces its allergenicity, but the allergens in milk have proved to be heastable.
In conclusion the results obtained to date indicate that the BN rat might be a useful animal model in which to study the potential oral allergenicity of novel food proteins (Knippels and Penninks 2003).
Each group addressed general questions regarding allergenicity of genetically modified foods and specific questions for each subject area.
Also, because it is all silicone, there are none of the disposal, toxicity, and allergenicity issues that are associated with PVC and latex.
Potential risks of allergenicity possibly associated with their use will likely be manageable, provided appropriate information is available to decision makers.
This deficiency creates serious problems for regulatory agencies and industries that must define the potential allergenicity of foods before marketing.
The Food and Drug Administration requires labeling information for a new food variety (including GM foods) only if it differs in a significant way -- in its composition, nutrition, or allergenicity, for example -- from its conventional counterpart.