Send to

Choose Destination
J Proteomics. 2012 Dec 21;77:101-10. doi: 10.1016/j.jprot.2012.07.010. Epub 2012 Jul 17.

Allergomic study of cypress pollen via combinatorial peptide ligand libraries.

Author information

Laboratoire Sciences Analytiques, Bioanalytiques et Miniaturisation, ESPCI ParisTech, UMR 7195 CNRS, 75231 Paris cedex 05, France.


Although Cupressus sempervirens (Cups) pollen represents one of the main aeroallergens in southern Europe, only two Cups allergens have yet been identified and reported: Cup s 1 and Cup s 3. The aim of this study was to identify allergens in cypress pollen using an immuno-proteomic approach. A sequential pollen protein extraction was developed and supplemented by a combinatorial peptide ligand library (CPLL) treatment to select low-abundance species. Control extracts and CPLL eluates have then been resolved by 1-DE and 2-DE gel electrophoresis, blotted and confronted with sera from cypress allergic patients. Extracted proteins including IgE-binding components were identified using nanoLC-MS/MS analysis. A total of 108 unique gene products were identified analyzing the eluates and control loaded onto 1-DE SDS-PAGE. Forty proteins were identified in control samples and 68 supplementary species upon CPLL treatment. Out of the 12 IgE-binding proteins characterized in 2-DE gels, 9 were already reported as allergens in various sources including the two major known allergens of Cupressaceae (groups 1 and 2). Three IgE-binding proteins, not previously reported as allergens, are newly described. The improvement in protein extraction combined with the enrichment of low-abundance species allowed us to extend the repertoire of potential cypress pollen allergens.

[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Elsevier Science
Loading ...
Support Center