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Expression, purification and epitope analysis of Pla a 2 allergen from Platanus acerifolia pollen.
Mol Med Rep ; 17(1): 394-399, 2018 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29115430
Platanus acerifolia is one of the major sources of outdoor allergens to humans, and can induce allergic asthma, rhinitis, dermatitis and other allergic diseases. Pla a 2 is a polygalacturonase and represents the major allergen identified in P. acerifolia pollen. The aim of the present study was to express and purify Pla a 2, and to predict B and T cell epitopes of Pla a 2. The gene encoding Pla a 2 was cloned into the pET28a vector and subsequently transfected into ArcticExpress™ (DE3) Escherichia coli cells; purified Pla a 2 was analyzed by western blot analysis. The results of the present study revealed that the Pla a 2 allergen has the ability to bind immunoglobulin E within the sera of patients allergic to P. acerifolia pollen. In addition, the B cell epitopes of Pla a 2 were predicted using the DNAStar Protean system, Bioinformatics Predicted Antigenic Peptides and BepiPred 1.0 software; T cell epitopes were predicted using NetMHCIIpan ­3.0 and ­2.2. In total, eight B cell epitopes (15­24, 60­66, 78­86, 109­124, 232­240, 260­269, 298­306 and 315­322) and five T cell epitopes (62­67, 86­91, 125­132, 217­222 and 343­350) were predicted in the present study. These findings may be used to improve allergen immunotherapies and reduce the frequency of pollen­associated allergic reactions.





Texto completo: Disponível Coleções: Bases de dados internacionais Base de dados: MEDLINE Assunto principal: Pólen / Expressão Gênica / Mapeamento de Epitopos / Antígenos de Plantas / Epitopos Aspecto clínico: Predição / Prognóstico Limite: Adulto / Feminino / Humanos / Masculino / Meia-Idade Idioma: Inglês Revista: Mol Med Rep Ano de publicação: 2018 Tipo de documento: Artigo