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What makes food particles antigens in the human body?

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Dr. Michael P Vaughn
33 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Food antigens: Antigens are substances, typically proteins, that are recognized by the immune system as foreign to the body. Typically, protective antibodies (igg, IgM or iga) are made to foreign proteins however, some times allergic antibodies (ige) are created. Not all persons have the genetic predisposition to make ige but about 1/3rd of the population is prone to this problem.
Answered on Jan 12, 2015

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