First reports of allergic reactions to kiwi fruit occurred relatively
late in 1981, when this exotic fruit became more common in nutrition. The
prevalence of kiwi fruit allergy seems to be low in food allergic individuals.
Nevertheless these IgE mediated reactions to kiwi allergens are important
because of their high frequency in birch pollen and latex sensitive patients.
This review represents data of prevalence, symptoms, and cross-reacting
allergens. The molecular biological and allergenic properties of the two
major kiwi allergens (Actinidin Act c 1 and a 43-kDa-Allergen) identified
so far are summarized.
of Kiwi Fruit Allergy
2 Symptoms of Kiwi Fruit Allergy
3 Composition of Kiwi Fruit
4 Allergens of Kiwi Fruit
4.1 Sensitization to Kiwi Fruit Allergens
4.2 Properties of Actinidin
4.2.1 Molecular Biological Properties
4.2.2 Allergenic Properties
|4.3 Properties of 43-kDa-Alllergen
4.3.1 Molecular Biological Properties
4.3.2 Allergenic Properties
5 Isolation & Preparation