Friday, July 24, 2009

Protein Allergenicity

BrooklynDodger(s) comment: A whole issue of the journal of "don't worry, be happy" on proteins. This is all about GMO's. First, a general toxicology point: ingested proteins do get into the body to do what they do. But in much lower amounts than proteins administered in other ways. Some method of transport through intact membranes. Second, knowing this stuff gets it, it's not loony to be concerned that a proteinaceous pesticide in your corn on the cob might penetrate the body.

* Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology
Volume 54, Issue 3, Supplement 1, Pages S1-S62 (August 2009)
Current and future methods for evaluating the allergenic potential of proteins: International workshop, october 23–25, 2007 - ILSI Workshop Oct 07
Edited by Michelle Embry and James E. Gibson

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