Food Allergy
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Provides clinicians, scientists, educators, and regulators with an authoritative review of the field.
• Combines our knowledge and hypotheses about food allergy treatments, research directions, bioinformatics tools, and industry and governmental regulation guidelines into one valuable reference.
• Examines the identification and characterization of allergenic proteins within food sources, the underlying mechanisms of action, and treatment options.
• Emphasizes clinical aspects of food allergy and advances in diagnosis; cutting edge immunochemical theories and molecular mechanisms; immunotherapy and the role of animal models in advancing food allergy research; the effects of food processing on allergenicity; and methods for preparing hypoallergenic foods.
• Features in-depth coverage of bioinformatics tools.


Table of Contents

I. Clinical Aspects

1. Clinical Manifestations of Food Allergic Disease, Tamara T. Perry, Amy M. Scurlock, and Stacie M. Jones

2. Exploring Current and Novel Methods for the Detection and Diagnosis of Food Allergy: the Clinical Approach, Adriano Mari and Enrico Scala

3. The Big Eight Foods: Clinical and Epidemiological Overview, Suzanne S. Teuber, Kirsten Beyer, Sarah Comstock, and Mikha el Wallowitz

II. Immunochemical Aspects

4. Molecular and Immunological Responses to Food, Victor Turcanu and Gideon Lack

5. The Relationship of T-Cell Epitopes and Allergen Structure, Samuel J. Landry

III. Immunotherapy and the Role of Animal Models

6. Vaccines and Immunotherapies for Future Treatment of Food Allergy, Wesley Burks, Ariana Buchanan, and Laurent Pons

7. Animal Models for Food Allergy, Ricki M. Helm

IV. Identifying and Predicting Potential Allergens: Direct Testing and Bioinformatics

8. Approaches to the Detection of Food Allergens, from a Food Science Perspective, Carmen D. Westphal

9. Predicting the Allergenicity of Novel Proteins in Genetically Modified Organisms, Richard E. Goodman and John Wise

10. Bioinformatics for Predicting Allergenicity, Steven M. Gendel

11. Structural Database of Allergenic Proteins (SDAP), Catherine H. Schein, Ovidiu Ivanciuc, and Werner Braun

V. Reducing Allergenicity of the Food Supply

12. Hypoallergenic Foods beyond Infant Formulas, Peggy Ozias-Akins, Maria Laura Ramos, and Ye Chu

13. The Effects of Processing Methods on Allergenic Properties of Food Proteins, Soheila J. Maleki and Shridhar K. Sathe