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Posted by: shells, Tuesday, October 21, 2008, 9:24am
Would anybody be able to explain what chitinase means or perhaps a chitinase allergy or allergen?  I have come across this term quite a few times especially in relation to my Genotype.  

Google tends to send me on red herrings   :o

Any comment would be appreciated if anyone knows.

Cheers   :)
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Tuesday, October 21, 2008, 1:16pm; Reply: 1
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chitinase

Last paragraph talks about the allergy.


Latex in our food...

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10069887
Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, October 21, 2008, 2:59pm; Reply: 2
take plums for instance
http://www.dadamo.com/typebase4/depictor5.pl?315
it s a component in certain food....
Posted by: mikeo, Tuesday, October 21, 2008, 4:39pm; Reply: 3
figs are high in chitanase
Posted by: shells, Tuesday, October 21, 2008, 11:38pm; Reply: 4
Thanks guys,.....from what I gather an allergic cross-reactivity occurs with the evolutionary defense protein of certain foods in certain people.  This defense protein (chitin) is a type of anti-fungal...occurring mostly in these foods:

avocado
chestnut
kiwi fruit
banana
bell pepper
potato
tomato
peach

and of course those mentioned above and probably a lot more.

hmmmm.....all avoids for me at least   8)
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Tuesday, October 21, 2008, 11:59pm; Reply: 5
So glad Dr. D has done this work for us. Imagine if we had to figure this all out for ourselves.
Posted by: shells, Wednesday, October 22, 2008, 2:00am; Reply: 6
You're so right.....the mind just boggles at it all !

Yes, thanks Dr. D   :D
Posted by: Amazone I., Wednesday, October 22, 2008, 5:15pm; Reply: 7
ahem...yesssss, isn't that also a sign to be infected with parasites??) ----.... :o :o :o would go for several tests here.... I'd look also for  worms etc.... :-/(think)(whistle)...
meep-meep....;)....
Posted by: BHealthy, Monday, September 3, 2012, 11:22pm; Reply: 8
Sorry to resurrect an ancient thread but...if I'm not allergic to latex (and I know I'm not because I wear latex gloves all the time with no problems) can I eat avocados or will they cause me to develop an allergy?

I'm trying to understand why they're proscribed for people who are not allergic to them.
Posted by: AKArtlover, Tuesday, September 4, 2012, 12:20am; Reply: 9
Avocados have some wonderful properties including having an abundance of enzymes and minerals. I would not eat any food daily as this could be problematic. Just learning about rotation and variety so that's my focus lately. A lot of food sensitivity issues can apparently be resolved by spacing foods out. A problem for many who switch to gluten free diets is many consume rice daily and develop issues with it as well. I have heard chitinase mentioned with regard to rice as well.

4 day food family rotations are being mentioned in what I am reading. Feeling better already.
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Tuesday, September 4, 2012, 12:59am; Reply: 10
Quoted from Andrea AWsec
So glad Dr. D has done this work for us. Imagine if we had to figure this all out for ourselves.


Amen to that oxo
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