POPLAR POLLEN ALLERGY
There is only one pollen allergen associated with poplar pollen, it is an allergen associated with airways. Poplars are in the same genus of trees as cottonwood.
Pop n 2 is a profilin protein
, these are panallergens and can cause allergies across multiple species of plants and foods.
Propolis is the glue made by bees to build and repair their hives. In Europe the most common tree buds used by bees to make propolis are from the Poplar tree. Propolis is a mixture of tree waxes and resins, balsam, essential oils, pollen and other vitamins and minerals.
An allergy to poplar pollen is strongly associated with seasonal allergic rhinitis (hayfever).
An poplar pollen allergy is also linked to asthma, rhinoconjunctivitis and atopic dermatitis.
Propolis can cause contact allergic dermatitis in sensitive individuals.
Other plants containing profilin inhalant allergens are ragweed, wormwood, birch, sunflower, mugwort, plantain, olive and oak. Profilins are also found as food allergens in kiwi, celery, peanut, chilli, watermelon, orange, hazelnut, melon, carrot, strawberry, soya, walnut, lychee, lupin, apple, cherry, almond, peach, pear, mustard, tomato and aubergine.
Science Direct - Propolis
Allergen Encyclopedia - Cottonwood Pollen
Allergy UK - Allergic rhinitis
Worcester Pollen Forecast
Allergy UK - Managing your asthma and your allergic rhinitis throughout the seasons
Articles and Journals
Respiratory allergies: Salicaceae sensitization, 2021
Profilin sensitization and its clinical relevance to a population of atopic adults in Greece, 2018
Proteomic Analysis and Identification of Possible Allergenic Proteins in Mature Pollen of Populus tomentosa, 2017
Tree pollen allergens—an update from a molecular perspective, 2015
Panallergens and their impact on the allergic patient, 2010
Poplar Pollen-Related Allergy in Ankara, Turkey: How Important for Patients Living in a City with High Pollen Load? 2005
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