Bioinformatics for characterisation of allergens, allergenicity and allergic crossreactivity

Vladimir Brusic, Nikolai Petrovsky

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Abstract

Allergies are a major cause of chronic ill health in industrialised countries with the incidence of reported cases steadily increasing. This Research Focus details how bioinformatics is transforming the field of allergy through providing databases for management of allergen data, algorithms for characterisation of allergic crossreactivity, structural motifs and B- and T-cell epitopes, tools for prediction of allergenicity and techniques for genomic and proteomic analysis of allergens.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)225-228
Number of pages4
JournalTrends in Immunology
Volume24
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2003

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology

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