RRC ID 56649
Author Altenbach SB, Chang HC, Simon-Buss A, Jang YR, Denery-Papini S, Pineau F, Gu YQ, Huo N, Lim SH, Kang CS, Lee JY.
Title Towards reducing the immunogenic potential of wheat flour: omega gliadins encoded by the D genome of hexaploid wheat may also harbor epitopes for the serious food allergy WDEIA.
Journal BMC Plant Biol
Abstract BACKGROUND:Omega-5 gliadins are a group of highly repetitive gluten proteins in wheat flour encoded on the 1B chromosome of hexaploid wheat. These proteins are the major sensitizing allergens in a severe form of food allergy called wheat-dependent exercise-induced anaphylaxis (WDEIA). The elimination of omega-5 gliadins from wheat flour through biotechnology or breeding approaches could reduce the immunogenic potential and adverse health effects of the flour.
RESULTS:A mutant line missing low-molecular weight glutenin subunits encoded at the Glu-B3 locus was selected previously from a doubled haploid population generated from two Korean wheat cultivars. Analysis of flour from the mutant line by 2-dimensional gel electrophoresis coupled with tandem mass spectrometry revealed that the omega-5 gliadins and several gamma gliadins encoded by the closely linked Gli-B1 locus were also missing as a result of a deletion of at least 5.8 Mb of chromosome 1B. Two-dimensional immunoblot analysis of flour proteins using sera from WDEIA patients showed reduced IgE reactivity in the mutant relative to the parental lines due to the absence of the major omega-5 gliadins. However, two minor proteins showed strong reactivity to patient sera in both the parental and the mutant lines and also reacted with a monoclonal antibody against omega-5 gliadin. Analysis of the two minor reactive proteins by mass spectrometry revealed that both proteins correspond to omega-5 gliadin genes encoded on chromosome 1D that were thought previously to be pseudogenes.
CONCLUSIONS:While breeding approaches can be used to reduce the levels of the highly immunogenic omega-5 gliadins in wheat flour, these approaches are complicated by the genetic linkage of different classes of gluten protein genes and the finding that omega-5 gliadins may be encoded on more than one chromosome. The work illustrates the importance of detailed knowledge about the genomic regions harboring the major gluten protein genes in individual wheat cultivars for future efforts aimed at reducing the immunogenic potential of wheat flour.
Volume 18(1)
Pages 291
Published 2018-11-21
DOI 10.1186/s12870-018-1506-z
PII 10.1186/s12870-018-1506-z
PMID 30463509
PMC PMC6249860
MeSH Allergens / genetics Allergens / immunology* Chromosome Mapping Chromosomes, Plant Electrophoresis, Gel, Two-Dimensional Epitopes / genetics Epitopes / immunology Flour* Genome, Plant Gliadin / genetics Gliadin / immunology* Humans Immunoglobulin E / immunology Mass Spectrometry Mutation Plant Breeding Polyploidy Triticum / genetics Triticum / immunology* Wheat Hypersensitivity / immunology*
IF 3.67
Times Cited 3
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