A swine model of soy protein-induced food allergenicity: Implications in human and swine nutrition

John Scott Radcliffe, Luiz F. Brito, Lavanya Reddivari, Monica Schmidt, Eliot M. Herman, Allan P. Schinckel

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Abstract

Implications • Basic digestive processes result in the breakdown of most foodborne antigens; however, a small proportion of food-derived antigens cross the intestinal barrier leading to a brief period of hypersensitivity that is usually followed by the development of oral tolerance. • A shift from oral tolerance to sensitization marks the potential for clinical allergy development. • The anatomical, physiological, histological, genomic homology, and immunological similarity between pigs and humans make pigs a better model than traditional rodent species to study food allergies and intervention strategies. • A subset of pigs naturally develop soy allergies making them an ideal model for soy allergies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)52-59
Number of pages8
JournalAnimal Frontiers
Volume9
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2019

Keywords

  • Allergy
  • Soybeans
  • Swine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Animals
  • Animal Science and Zoology

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