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Peanut Zoomer

An innovative tool that measures IgG & IgA antibodies to peanut antigens.

Peanut sensitivity is often confused with peanut allergy. Unlike peanut allergy (which produces IgE antibodies), an individual produces IgG and IgA antibodies against peanut antigens in peanut sensitivity. Peanut sensitivity symptoms, like all other food sensitivity symptoms, are often delayed (takes hours to days), hence diagnosis of the exact sensitivity is nearly impossible and often misdiagnosed.

Peanut sensitivity is rarely outgrown with age. The best solution to reduce peanut-related incidences is to avoid peanut-containing food. But, it is highly unfeasible to completely avoid peanut containing foods, since most processed foods use peanuts as a food ingredient. Hence, there is a high possibility that you may get accidental exposure anytime you eat from a restaurant. Peanut sensitivity is not life-threatening like peanut allergy, but can develop into allergy and other future health problems if not diagnosed early. Also, early detection of peanut sensitivity will help to identify a proper individualized management plan and enable confidence in dietary and social activities.

Major Antigens

  • Ara h 1 (Conarachin)
  • Ara h 2 (Conglutin 7)
  • Ara h 3
  • Ara h 6 (Conglutin 8)

Minor Antigens

  • Ara h 5(Profilin)
  • Ara h 7
  • Ara h 8 & isoform
  • Ara h 9
  • Ara h 10 (Oleosin 1)
  • Ara h 11(Oleosin 2)
  • Ara h 12(Defensin 1)
  • Ara h 13 & isoforms(Defensin 2 & Defensin 3)
  • Glycinin
  • Arachin
  • Oleosin Variant A
  • Oleosin variant B

Symptoms and Risk Factors of Peanut Sensitivity:

  • Headache – especially migraine
  • Nausea
  • Asthma
  • Fatigue and tiredness
  • Hyperactivity
  • Stomach pain and abdominal cramps
  • Stomach pain and abdominal cramps
  • Skin rashes (redness and itchiness)
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Age
  • Other sensitivities and allergies
  • Other sensitivities and allergies
  • Family history of sensitivities and allergies
  • Eczema

Citations/Sources

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  • Lavine E. Blood testing for sensitivity, allergy or intolerance to food. Canadian Medical Association Journal. 2012; 184(6): 666-668.
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  • Iqbal A, Shah F, Hamayun M, et al. Allergens of Arachishypogaea and the effect of processing on their detection by ELISA. Food & Nutrition Research. 2016; 60: 103402.
  • Maleki SJ, Kopper RA, Shin DS.Structure of the major peanut allergen Ara h 1 may protect IgE-binding epitopes from degradation. The Journal of Immunology. 2000;164:5844-5849.
  • Pomes A, Butts C. L, Chapman MD. Quantification of Ara h 1 in peanuts: why roasting makes a difference. Clinical & Experimental Allergy. 2006; 36: 824-830.
  • Maloney JM, Chapman MD, Sicherer SH. Peanut allergen exposure through saliva: assessment
    and interventions to reduce exposure. The Journal of Allergy Clinical Immunology. 2006;118(3):719-24.
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    Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2001; 107(06): 1077-1081.
  • Jain, A. Cloning and structural analysis of a cDNA clone encoding glycinin (Gly-1) seed storage
    protein of peanut. Electronic Journal of Biotechnology. 2004: 12; 715 12.
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    and Clinical Immunology 2004; 113: 821-830.
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    125-134. Costa J, Villa C, Fernandes TJR. Peanut Allergy: Clinical Relevance and Allergen
    Characterization. In: Rahman AMA. Food Allergy: Methods of Detection and Clinical Studies. Boca
    Raton, FL:CRC Press;2017.
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