Ahmed A. Alsaddique
Scientific Tracks Abstracts: JCEC
I mmunoglobulin E (IgE)-mediated allergy to Mustard ( Brassica spp) seeds has been reported from ingestion in food as well as by inhalation of seed dust in workers involved with seed handling. The two commonly cultivated species in India i.e. B. campestris and B. juncea belong to the family Brassicaceae and share same growing area. Our aim was to partially characterize the IgE binding proteins of B. campestris and B. juncea seed extracts and study cross-reactivity among the two prevalent species. Skin Prick Test (SPT) and Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) were carried out to identify patients with mustard seed allergy and Brassica specific IgE in their sera. Cross-reactivity between these two seed allergens was assessed on the basis of ELISA inhibition and immunoblot inhibition studies.
Professor and Head of the Division of Cardiac Surgery King Fahad Cardiac Center & College of Medicine King Saud University Riya dh, Saudi Arabia. Areas of interest include diastolic heart failure in the post operative heart.