ovomucoid

o·vo·mu·coid

(ō'vō-mū'koyd),
A mucoprotein obtained from the white of egg.

ovomucoid

(ō″vō-mū′koyd) [″ + mucus, mucus, + Gr. eidos, form, shape]
A glycoprotein derived from egg whites. It is a major allergen for people who are allergic to egg whites. Abbreviated Gal d by the World Health Organization.
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[16-18] Gal d 1 (ovomucoid) is the dominant allergen in egg white.
However in this sudy egg white proteins i-e ovalalbumin, ovotransferrin, serum albumin, ovomucoid were identified as allergens from SDS-PAGE having a molecular weight of 43, 78, 69 and 27 KDa.
This is because of a special protein called ovomucoid present in them.
A neonatal swine model of allergy induced by the major food allergen chicken ovomucoid (Gal d 1).
(17.) Mine, Y., Zhang, J.W., Identification and fine mapping of IgG and IgE epitopes in ovomucoid. Biochem.
A protein called ovomucoid is the common ingredient in most anti-allergy medications.
(1982) A novel type of carbohydrate structure present in ovomucoid. J.
Previous reports showed that the trypsin inhibitor ovomucoid is thermally stable [19].
Ovomucoid is a mucoprotein obtained from egg white that has been tested for its potential as a gel-degradation inhibitor [24, 25].
Takahashi, "Rush oral immunotherapy does not reduce allergic response in mice with mild allergy to egg white ovomucoid," Journal of Nutritional Science and Vitaminology, vol.
Whole egg IgG4 and IgG4/IgE ratios to egg, ovalbumin, and ovomucoid were also higher in the egg group, indicating developing tolerance (P less than .0001 for each).
Pepstatin A (1 mmol [L.sup.-1]) was used as an inhibitor of acid proteases from stomach and alkaline protease activity inhibition in pyloric caeca sections were performed using the following inhibitors: 250 mmol [L.sup.-1] soybean trypsin inhibitor (SBT1), 10 mol [L.sup.-1] N-tosyl-L-phenylchloromethyl ketone (TPCK), 100 mmol [L.sup.-1] phenylmethylsulfonyl fluoride (PMSF), 10 mmol [L.sup.-1] Na-Tosyl-L-lysine chloromethyl ketone hydrochloride (TLCK), 10 mmol [L.sup.-1] 1, 10-Phenanthroline (Phen) and 250 mmol [L.sup.-1] Type II-Turkey egg Ovomucoid (Ovo).