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Table 2 Food allergies associated with pollinosis to common allergenic plants in Canada

From: Panallergens and their impact on the allergic patient

Associated food allergen sources Common pollen allergen sources in Canada
  Ragweed Timothy grass Birch
Fruits banana Mus xp 1:
profilin [7]
  apple Mal d 1 PR-10 [7375]
  melon Cuc m 2:
profilin [7]
cherry Pru av 1: PR-10 [26, 73, 75]
   orange Cit s 2:
profilin [7]
 
    kiwi
    peach Pru p 1: PR-10 [73]
    pear
    plum
  watermelon
profilin [7]
 
Vegetables cucumber   carrot Dau c 1: PR-10 [75] Dau c 4: profilin [73]
  zucchini   celery Api g 1: PR-10 [75] Api g 4: profilin [73]
   potato
   tomato Lyc e 1: profilin [7]  
Legumes    soybean Gly m 4: PR-10 [76]
Nuts/Seeds    almond
    hazelnut Cor a 1: PR-10 [75]
    other nuts
   peanut Ara h 8 [5]
  1. The individual profilins and members of the Bet v 1 allergen family (PR-10 proteins) listed in the table have been convincingly demonstrated to be of clinical relevance in ragweed, timothy grass, and birch pollinosis-associated food allergies [3, 5, 12, 13] by in vivo (SPT) or in vitro (mediator release) assays [5, 7, 26, 7477]. A picture is now emerging in which profilins seem to be responsible for pollinosis-associated allergy to non-Rosaceae fruits (ragweed Amb a 8 and timothy grass Phl p 12). PR-10 proteins (Bet v 1) and to a minor extent profilins (Bet v 2) appear to be involved in food incompatibilities associated with birch pollinosis. Sensitization to nsLTPs seems to be linked to pollinosis-independent class I food allergies [68, 69]. Expression of polcalcins is restricted to pollen tissue and therefore, they do not play a role in pollen-associated food allergies [34].