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allergene annotation

Harold Drabkin hjd at
Tue Mar 14 05:49:26 PST 2006

But, I did find this term, and related?

GO term: 	*induction of host defense response*
GO id: 	*GO:0044416*
Definition: 	*The elicitation by an organism of the defense response of 
the host. The host is defined as the larger of the organisms involved in 
a symbiotic interaction. *

which I think might be more in line with a direct annotation to 
something like this???

Harold Drabkin wrote:
> 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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