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Why peanuts are a powerful allergen

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By Lovey on Thu, 11-18-04, 15:34

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The road to allergy

Immunofluorescent staining to show a protein body (red) within an M-cell (green).

A UK scientist has discovered the route and type of transport taken by peanut proteins through the gut to the immune system. This route favours an immune response, which helps explain why peanuts are one of the most allergenic foods.

Dr Claudio Nicoletti from the Institute of Food Research, said:

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By synthia on Thu, 11-18-04, 16:17

Good find Lovey,Thank you!

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