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The dawn of molecular allergology 

The dawn of molecular allergology
The dawn of molecular allergology

Hannah Gould

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date: 22 October 2020

Studies of the nature of the antibodies associated with isologous skin sensitizing activity have indicated the presence of a previously unrecognized immunoglobulin in human serum. The immunoglobulin was identified by virtue of specific antigenic determinants. Independently, a protein with similar antigen characteristics was identified both in the serum of a patient with multiple myeloma and in normal serum. It is proposed that the normal protein and antigenically related myeloma proteins shall be designated IgE or γ‎E, and the heavy polypeptide chains of these molecules be designated ε‎ (epsilon)-chains, in accordance with Nomenclature for Human Immunoglobulins. This replaces the previous usage of γ‎E-globulin and IgND.

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