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Clinical & Experimental Allergy

Allergen nomenclature

Authors

  • D. G. MARSH,

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    1. The Division of Clinical Immunology, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Good Samaritan Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.
      Dr David G, Marsh, Chairman, IUIS Allergen Nomenclature Sub-Committee, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine at The Good Samaritan Hospital, Division of Clinical Immunology, 5601 Loch Raven Blvd, Baltimore, MD 21239, U.S.A.
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  • L. GOODFRIEND,

    1. Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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  • T. P. KING,

    1. The Rockefeller University, New York, U.S.A.
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  • H. LØWENSTEIN,

    1. The Protein Laboratory, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
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  • T. A. E. PLATTS-MILLS

    1. Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S.A.
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Dr David G, Marsh, Chairman, IUIS Allergen Nomenclature Sub-Committee, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine at The Good Samaritan Hospital, Division of Clinical Immunology, 5601 Loch Raven Blvd, Baltimore, MD 21239, U.S.A.

Summary

This article presents a nomenclature system for allergens which has been officially recommended by the International Union of Immunological Societies (IUIS). The nomenclature is based on proposals of the IUIS Sub-Committee for Allergen Nomenclature and is applicable to highly purified, well-characterized allergens and to non-purified or partially purified allergenic extracts.

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