Chapter 6. Latex Allergy and Plant Chitinases

  1. E.N. Clare Mills1 and
  2. Peter R. Shewry2
  1. Rosa Sánchez-Monge,
  2. Araceli Díaz-Perales,
  3. Carlos Blanco and
  4. Gabriel Salcedo

Published Online: 16 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470995174.ch6

Plant Food Allergens

Plant Food Allergens

How to Cite

Sánchez-Monge, R., Díaz-Perales, A., Blanco, C. and Salcedo, G. (2003) Latex Allergy and Plant Chitinases, in Plant Food Allergens (eds E.N. C. Mills and P. R. Shewry), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470995174.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Institute of Food Research Norwich, UK

  2. 2

    Rothamsted Research Harpenden, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 10 DEC 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632059829

Online ISBN: 9780470995174



  • latex allergy;
  • plant food allergy;
  • latex allergens;
  • hevein;
  • plant proteins


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The latex–fruit syndrome

  • Plant chitinases

  • The panallergens of the latex–fruit syndrome are class I chitinases

  • Other plant proteins with hevein-like domains that could be implicated in plant–latex cross-reactivities

  • Final remarks