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prostatic kallikrein,

Αnew major dog allergen. Dog dander is an important cause of respiratory allergy, but the spectrum of known dog allergens appears incomplete. Two lipocalins, Can f 1 and Can f 2, and serum albumin, Can f 3, have been characterized in detail but do not fully account for the IgE antibody-binding activity of dog dander extract.

Allergen activity has previously been detected in dog urine but not further characterized. An IgE antibody-binding protein was isolated from dog urine and identified as prostatic kallikrein. A closely related or identical protein was detected in dog dander.

The recombinant prostatic kallikrein displayed immunologic and biochemical properties similar to those of the natural protein and bound IgE antibodies from 26 (70%) of 37 sera of subjects with dog allergy, 14 of which reacted to none of Can f 1, Can f 2, or Can f 3. The dog allergen identified here was found to cross-react with human prostate-specific antigen, a key culprit in IgE-mediated vaginal reactions to semen.

Mattsson L, Lundgren T, Everberg H, Larsson H, Lidholm J. Prostatic kallikrein: A new major dog allergen. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2009 Jan 7

Γκέλης Ν.Δ. - Λεξικό Αλλεργίας - Εκδόσεις ΒΕΛΛΕΡOΦΟΝΤΗΣ - Κόρινθος 2013

Gelis Ν.D. - Dictionary of Allergies - VELLEROFONTIS Publications - Corinth 2013