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.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Allergy: European Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Nov 2003|
- Allergen data
- Data management
- Molecular databases