The allergen associated with a cabbage allergy is Bra o 3.
Bra o 3 is a Lipid Transfer Protein (LTP)
, these proteins are resistant to heat and are found in many types of plants. Patients suffering from a more severe allergy to cooked fruit may be sensitised to this group of proteins.
You may be suffering from LTP Syndrome
if you have reactions to various fruits, vegetables and nuts and your reactions continue to be severe after you have discarded the peel and have cooked the food.
Common foods involved in LTP allergy include kiwi, strawberries, sunflower seeds, walnut, apple, mulberry, banana, pea, apricot, cherry, plum, almond, peach pomegranate, raspberry, tomato, grape, celery, peanut, asparagus, cabbage, broccoli, chestnut, lemon, tangerine, orange, hazelnut, lettuce, lentils, lupin, green bean, pear, mustard, wheat and maize.
Allergen Encyclopedia - Cabbage
Lipid Transfer Proteins (LTP Syndrome)
'New' type of food allergy reported in UK for first time
Anaphylaxis Campaign - Allergy to Vegetables
Allergy information for: Cabbage (Brassica oleracea var. capitata Cruciferae (Brassicaceae) )
Articles and Journals
Treatment with lipid transfer protein sublingual immunotherapy: slowing down new sensitizations, 2021
Sensitisation to lipid transfer proteins in pollen – allergic adults with food allergy, 2020
Lipid Transfer Protein allergy in the United Kingdom: Characterization and comparison with a matched Italian cohort, 2019
Allergy to LTP: to eat or not to eat sensitizing foods? A follow-up study, 2018
Cabbage Allergy: A Rare Cause of Food-induced Anaphylaxis, 2012
IgE-mediated allergy to raw cabbage but not to cooked, 2009
Cabbage lipid transfer protein Bra o 3 is a major allergen responsible for cross-reactivity between plant foods and pollens, 2006
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