Published in Immunotherapy Weekly, October 11th, 2006
"The tropomyosin fraction of shrimp proteins is potentially responsible for an allergic reaction in individuals with a genetic predisposition to allergy. However, there are no efficient and safe methods to reduce its allergenicity. High-intensity ultrasound is known to change the structure of proteins. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of high-intensity ultrasound on the IgE-binding capacity of shrimp protein extracts (PE) and of major shrimp allergen Pen a 1(tropomyosin)," investigators in China and Pakistan report.
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