galactose-alpha-1,3-galactose

galactose-alpha-1,3-galactose

A carbohydrate found in many nonhuman mammalian tissues. It can stimulate delayed immune responses, esp. food allergies, in sensitized people who eat meat.
Synonym: alpha-gal
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Cetuximab-induced anaphylaxis and IgE specific for galactose-alpha-1,3-galactose.
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