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Characteristics of Asian Mosquito Saliva Allergens for Specific Diagnoses and Effective Therapies

[ Vol. 21 , Issue. 2 ]


Soung-Hoo Jeon*   Pages 153 - 158 ( 6 )


An allergic reaction to mosquitoes can result in severe or abnormal local or systemic reactions such as anaphylaxis, angioedema, and general urticarial or wheezing. The aim of this review is to provide information on mosquito saliva allergens that can support the production of highly specific recombinant saliva allergens. In particular, candidate allergens of mosquitoes that are well suited to the ecology of mosquitoes that occur mainly in East Asia will be identified and introduced. By doing so, the diagnosis and treatment of patients with severe sensitivity to mosquito allergy will be improved by predicting the characteristics of East Asian mosquito allergy, presenting the future direction of production of recombinant allergens, and understanding the difference between East and West.


Mosquito, allergy, salivary proteins, recombinant allergens, immunoglobulin, Asian.


Medical Research Center, Institute for Endemic Disease, Seoul National University, College of Medicine, Seoul

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