Release of Bet v 1 from birch pollen from 5 European countries. Results from the HIALINE study


Buters J. T. M. , Thibaudon M., Smith M., Kennedy R., Rantio-Lehtimaki A., Albertini R., ...More

ATMOSPHERIC ENVIRONMENT, vol.55, pp.496-505, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 55
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2012.01.054
  • Title of Journal : ATMOSPHERIC ENVIRONMENT
  • Page Numbers: pp.496-505
  • Keywords: Birch, Pollen, Bet v 1, Exposure, Isoforms, ELISA, HIALINE, Human, Basophils, Europe, OLEA-EUROPAEA POLLEN, MAST-CELL LINES, ALLERGIC RHINITIS, CREATE PROJECT, CLIMATE-CHANGE, PREVALENCE, AIRBORNE, ASTHMA, SENSITIZATION, PARTICLES

Abstract

Exposure to allergens is pivotal in determining sensitization and allergic symptoms in individuals. Pollen grain counts in ambient air have traditionally been assessed to estimate airborne allergen exposure. However, the exact allergen content of ambient air is unknown. We therefore monitored atmospheric concentrations of birch pollen grains and the matched major birch pollen allergen Bet v 1 simultaneously across Europe within the EU-funded project HIALINE (Health Impacts of Airborne Allergen Information Network).