AF037: Lipase

List allergens from this family:

Routes of exposure:
Include only IUIS approved allergens.

Biochemical properties

Triglyceride lipases are lipolytic enzymes that hydrolyse ester linkages of triglycerides. Lipases are widely distributed in animals, plants and prokaryotes [1].

Allergens from this family

Phospholipase A1 (PLA1) constitutes the group 1 of vespid and ant venom allergens. They have no sequence similarity with bee venom (phospholipase A2) [2].



  1. Richmond GS, Smith TK:
    Phospholipases A(1).
    Int J Mol Sci 2011, 12, 588-612. [PubMed] [Full Text]
  2. Hoffman DR:
    Hymenoptera venom allergens.
    Clin Rev Allergy Immunol 2006, 30, 109-28. [PubMed]


Links to Pfam

Family-defining Pfam domains (at least one of these domains is present in each family member):

Pfam domain Pfam clan
PF00151 Lipase CL0028 Alpha/Beta hydrolase fold

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