In-silico CHARACTERIZATION OF POLLEN-SPECIFIC PROTEIN BNM1 FROM Arabidopsis thaliana L
Authors: Rokade S.S., Tidke J. , Chikhale N.J.
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Pollen allergies (Hey-fever) are the most common and wide spread and released from the plants for the purpose of fertilization and can be carried for miles by the wind. Unfortunately when there is too much pollen in the air, it causes problems to the sensitive persons, causing some ailments and allergic disorders. Therefore, it is prime need to characterize the allergic pollen proteins. In the present investigations, pollen-specific protein Bnm1 from Arabidopsis thaliana was screened in-silico for its allergic and antigenic characters. Pollen-specific protein Bnm1 having 187 amino acids residues, which shows five antigenic determinants. Motif map shows more receptors on B-cell than on T-cell. MHC-class 1 receptors are also found in motif map. Protein statistics is also carried out with respect to several parameters with the help of Peptool 2.0. Predicted results are support to elicit, the pollen-specific protein Bnm1 is allergic.