06/2016. Mosquito allergy

Mosquito allergy is common in certain geographical areas but their allergens are still misidentified. It has been published in the journal International Archives of Allergy and Immunology a new study on this topic.

The results indicate that a protein, tropomyosin, is one of the major allergens. Besides in mosquito, this protein also appears in dust mites, crustaceans and other arthropods, opening tthe interesting possibility of allergy cross reactivity among these different allergen sources.

The study was performed with the collaboration of INMUNOTEK.