Fish-specific allergies identified
Friday, December 13, 2013, 04:30 (GMT + 9)
New studies have revealed that being allergic to a certain fish like Nile perch (Lates niloticus) does not mean the person is also allergic to another food fish such as Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua).
This is one of the conclusions drawn by a group of scientists from the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), the University of Leipzig and the Haukeland University Hospital in Bergen, who published the results of research providing insight into fish allergies in the Journal of Investigational Allergology and Clinical Immunology (JIACI).
In this paper, researchers pointed out that “species-specific allergens were identified that may help to improve avoidance strategies against such food allergies and make them more specific.”
The most common allergen in fish and crustaceans is parvalbumin, a calcium-binding protein. And according to these scientists, ... FULL STORY