Allergen databases

V. Brusic, M. Millot, N. Petrovsky, S. M. Gendel, O. Gigonzac, S. J. Stelman

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Allergies represent a significant medical and industrial problem. Molecular and clinical data on allergens are growing exponentially and in this article we have reviewed nine specialized allergen databases and identified data sources related to protein allergens contained in general purpose molecular databases. An analysis of allergens contained in public databases indicates a high level of redundancy of entries and a relatively low coverage of allergens by individual databases. From this analysis we identify current database needs for allergy research and, in particular, highlight the need for a centralized reference allergen database.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1093-1100
Number of pages8
JournalAllergy: European Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Allergen data
  • Bioinformatics
  • Data management
  • Molecular databases

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology


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