Walnut consumption has recently become a healthy dietary habit worldwide, due to its positive benefits in reducing cholesterol levels and oxidative stress; this has resulted in an increase in individual consumption, global production and risk of developing sensitization and allergy. In general, clinical manifestations of walnut allergy are frequently severe and systemic potentially life-threatening, leading to anaphylaxis both in the pediatric and adult populations. In light of these findings, we performed a preliminary study considering the walnut native allergen and the recombinant Jug r1 in order to evaluate their role in atopic diseases.
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