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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: Primary and Secondary Prevention of Peanut and Tree Nut Allergy

Location: Food Processing and Sensory Quality Research

Project Number: 6435-43440-044-03
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Aug 01, 2009
End Date: Jun 30, 2013

Use empirical tools to improve computational prediction models for detecting clinically relevant linear IgE binding sites.

a. Synthesize known and computationally predicted cross-reactive IgE binding epitopes of peanuts and tree nuts on a membrane. b. Use clinically well-characterized patient sera with known peanut and/or tree-nut (walnut and almond or cashew) allergy to assess the clinical relevance of IgE binding to a particular synthetic peptide. c. Continuously optimize computational model based on empirical data obtained from goal b.

Last Modified: 4/18/2014
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