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Two new allergens in a watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) allergy episode

Carpio-Escalona LV1,3*, Fernández-Lozano C2,3,*, Peracho L4,5*, Martínez-Alonso E4,5, Rita CG6, Martínez-Botas J2,7, Alcázar A4,5,**, de la Hoz Caballer B1,8,**

1Allergy Department, Hospital Universitario Ramón y Cajal, IRYCIS, Madrid, Spain
2Biochemistry-Research Department, Hospital Universitario Ramón y Cajal, IRYCIS, Madrid, Spain
3University of Alcalá, Madrid, Spain
4Department of Research, Hospital Universitario Ramón y Cajal, IRYCIS, Madrid, Spain
5Proteomics Unit, Hospital Universitario Ramón y Cajal, IRYCIS, Madrid, Spain
6Immunology Department, Hospital Universitario Ramón y Cajal, IRYCIS, Madrid, Spain
7CIBER of Obesity and Nutrition Pathophysiology (CIBEROBN), Spain
8Spanish Thematic Network and Co-operative Research Centres, ARADyAL, Spain
*These authors have equally contributed and should be considered as “first authors”.
**Both authors have equally contributed and should be considered as should be considered “senior authors”.

J Investig Allergol Clin Immunol 2023; Vol. 33(1)
doi: 10.18176/jiaci.0804

Key words: Alpha-galactosidase, BiP, Cucurbitaceae family, GPR78, Watermelon