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Allerg Immunol (Paris). 2002 Mar;34(3):91-4.

[Allergenicity of oils].

[Article in French]

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Laboratoire de Biochimie Médicale et Pédiatrique, Faculté de Médecine de Nancy, 9, avenue de la Forët de Haye, BP184, 54500 Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy, France.


Cases of allergy to the oils of groundnut, sunflower, soya and sesame have been described in the literature. In parallel, other authors have affirmed that these oils are not allergenic. The objective of this article is to make the point on this question, to cite the procedures to which the seeds are submitted to extract the oil, to remember that the oils are not composed only of triglycerides and to describe the results of our work. Allergy of oils is a subject that is constantly submitted to controversy and the bibliography does not cease to give contradictory examples. This may be explained by the variations in extraction procedures used by the manufactures, as well as by the conditions of extraction of the proteins in the laboratory.

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