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9. List of Abbreviations

BCA: Bicinchoninic acid assay

BSA: Bovine Serum Albumin

DNA: Deoxyribonucleic acid

DTT: Dithiothreitol

EAACI: European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology

FAO: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

GM: Genetically Modified

GLP: Good Laboratory Practices

IFBC: International Food Biotechnology Council

Ig: Immunoglobulin

IgE: Immunoglobulin E

IgG: Immunoglobulin G

ILSI: International Life Science Institute

kIU/L: Kilointernational Units/Litre

kDa: Kilodalton

ME: Mercaptoethanole

OAS: Oral allergy syndrome

PR-proteins: Pathogenesis-Related proteins

Th1: T-helper lymphocytes 1, which assist the differentiation of cytotoxic cells and also activate macrophages, which after activation play a role as effectors of the immune response.

Th2: T-helper lymphocytes 2, which are mainly involved in the amplification of B lymphocyte responses.

SCOOP/NUTR/REPORT/2: Scientific Cooperation Programme/Nutrition/Report/2

SDS-PAGE: Sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis

SOP: Standard Operating Procedures

WHO: World Health Organization

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