Chapter 8. Bet v 1-Homologous Allergens

  1. E.N. Clare Mills1 and
  2. Peter R. Shewry2
  1. Karin Hoffmann-Sommergruber and
  2. Christian Radauer

Published Online: 16 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470995174.ch8

Plant Food Allergens

Plant Food Allergens

How to Cite

Hoffmann-Sommergruber, K. and Radauer, C. (2003) Bet v 1-Homologous Allergens, in Plant Food Allergens (eds E.N. C. Mills and P. R. Shewry), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470995174.ch8

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



  • birch pollen (Betula verrucosa);
  • inhalant allergens;
  • allergenic proteins;
  • bet v 1 proteins;
  • abscisic acid (ABA)


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Physico-chemical properties of Bet v 1 homologues

  • Allergological features of Bet v 1 homologues

  • Discussion and outlook: new concepts for specific immunotherapy using Bet v 1 as a model