References related to AllFam

The AllFam publication

Please cite the following paper when using data obtained from AllFam in your publcation:

Radauer C, Bublin M, Wagner S, Mari A, Breiteneder H:
Allergens are distributed into few protein families and possess a restricted number of biochemical functions.
J Allergy Clin Immunol 2008, 121, 847-52 e7. [PubMed] [Full Text]

References related to underlying databases

WHO/IUIS Allergen Nomenclature Database:

Radauer C, Nandy A, Ferreira F, Goodman RE, Larsen JN, Lidholm J, Pomes A, Raulf-Heimsoth M, Rozynek P, Thomas WR, Breiteneder H:
Update of the WHO/IUIS Allergen Nomenclature Database based on analysis of allergen sequences.
Allergy 2014, 69, 413-9. [PubMed]

Chapman MD, Pomes A, Breiteneder H, Ferreira F:
Nomenclature and structural biology of allergens.
J Allergy Clin Immunol 2007, 119, 414-20. [PubMed] [Full Text]

King TP, Hoffman D, Lowenstein H, Marsh DG, Platts-Mills TA, Thomas W:
Allergen nomenclature.
Allergy 1995, 50, 765-74. [PubMed]

Allergen nomenclature. WHO/IUS Allergen Nomenclature Subcommittee World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland.
Clin Exp Allergy 1995, 25, 27-37. [PubMed]

King TP, Hoffman D, Lowenstein H, Marsh DG, Platts-Mills TA, Thomas W:
Allergen nomenclature. WHO/IUIS Allergen Nomenclature Subcommittee.
Int Arch Allergy Immunol 1994, 105, 224-33. [PubMed]

Allergen nomenclature. IUIS/WHO Allergen Nomenclature Subcommittee.
Bull World Health Organ 1994, 72, 797-806. [PubMed]


Goodman RE, Ebisawa M, Ferreira F, Sampson HA, van Ree R, Vieths S, Baumert JL, Bohle B, Lalithambika S, Wise J, Taylor SL:
AllergenOnline: A peer-reviewed, curated allergen database to assess novel food proteins for potential cross-reactivity.
Mol Nutr Food Res 2016, 60, 1183-98. [PubMed] [Full Text]


Finn RD, Coggill P, Eberhardt RY, Eddy SR, Mistry J, Mitchell AL, Potter SC, Punta M, Qureshi M, Sangrador-Vegas A, Salazar GA, Tate J, Bateman A:
The Pfam protein families database: towards a more sustainable future.
Nucleic Acids Res 2016, 44, D279-85. [PubMed] [Full Text]


General references on the classification of allergens

Ivanciuc O, Garcia T, Torres M, Schein CH, Braun W:
Characteristic motifs for families of allergenic proteins.
Mol Immunol 2009, 46, 559-68. [PubMed] [Full Text]

Radauer C, Breiteneder H:
Evolutionary biology of plant food allergens.
J Allergy Clin Immunol 2007, 120, 518-25. [PubMed] [Full Text]

Jenkins JA, Breiteneder H, Mills EN:
Evolutionary distance from human homologs reflects allergenicity of animal food proteins.
J Allergy Clin Immunol 2007, 120, 1399-405. [PubMed] [Full Text]

Radauer C, Breiteneder H:
Pollen allergens are restricted to few protein families and show distinct patterns of species distribution.
J Allergy Clin Immunol 2006, 117, 141-7. [PubMed] [Full Text]

Jenkins JA, Griffiths-Jones S, Shewry PR, Breiteneder H, Mills EN:
Structural relatedness of plant food allergens with specific reference to cross-reactive allergens: an in silico analysis.
J Allergy Clin Immunol 2005, 115, 163-70. [PubMed] [Full Text]

Stadler MB, Stadler BM:
Allergenicity prediction by protein sequence.
FASEB J 2003, 17, 1141-3. [PubMed] [Full Text]