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allergene annotation

Harold Drabkin hjd at
Tue Mar 14 05:40:54 PST 2006

I would not; they are the a cause, but they are not involved in the 
process (which is not occurring in the plant).
The GO is used to indicate the normal function and process of a gene 
product. You need to look at it from the point of view of the organism 
that produces the gene product. If these perform some function for the 
plant, that is what you would annotate them to. Perhaps there are terms 
associated with defense in a plant (ie, along the lines of something 
that is released to deter the plant from being eaten???__?

adepto at wrote:
> Hi All
> I have to annotate plant genes described as "allergenic peptides" in pFam these
> genes are described as:
> "Allergies are hypersensitivity reactions of the immune system to specific
> substances called allergens (such as pollen, stings, drugs, or food) that, in
> most people, result in no symptoms. A nomenclature system has been established
> for antigens (allergens) that cause IgE-mediated atopic allergies in humans..."
> So, where may I annotate these allergenes? It is GO:0016068 (type I
> hypersensitivity) the right term? 
> Thanks in advance.
> Alessandro

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