An increase in sesame seed (Sesamumindicum) allergy in children andadults has been reported in recent years1. A study investigating 4078Australian children found the sensitization rate to sesame seed to be onethird that of the peanut sensitization rate and higher than that of any tree nut2. Similar results were found in a study from Israel3. Another study inIsrael found sesame to be a major cause of food allergy, second only tocow’s milk as a cause of anaphylaxis.
The ELISA SYSTEMS Sesame Seed Protein Residue assay is an enzymelinked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) that may be used to screen foodproducts for the presence of sesame seed protein material caused by crosscontamination with sesame seed products and residues. This assay is a rapid and reliable test that significantly reduces the time required to screenfood products for the presence of sesame seed protein residues.
Principle of Procedure：
|The test sample isadded and if sesame seedresidue (2S-albumin)is present, it will bind to the specificantibodies.||Biotin-labelled conjugate is addedand binds to the captured sesameseed residue. Enzyme-labelledStreptavidin then completes the“Sandwich”||TMB Substrate is added, whichis converted in the presence ofthe Enzyme Conjugate to forma blue colour if sesame seedresidue (2S-albumin) is presentin the sample.A yellow colour is formed once Acid is added to stop the|
|Product name||Product code||Specification|
|Sesame Seed Protein Residue||ESSESRD-48||48|