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Immunoglobulin E antibodies to pollen allergens account for high percentages of total immunoglobulin E protein

Science  12 Dec 1975:
Vol. 190, Issue 4219, pp. 1106-1108
DOI: 10.1126/science.1188389

Abstract

The quantities of immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies to grass or ragweed allergens were measured by an immunoabsorption in the serums of patients sensitive to one of these allergens. IgE antibodies to grass or ragweed allergens accounted for means of 30 and 29 percent of the total IgE protein. After the ragweed pollination season, the levels of serum IgE antibodies to ragweed allergens rose dramatically and in postpollination serums they accounted for 39 percent of the total IgE protein with a range from 13 to 50 percent.

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