Agent Name

Fungal xylanase

Major Category

Biological Agents

Category

Enzymes

Sources/Uses

Bakers add fungal enzymes to improve dough quality and shelf life. Enzymes added include alpha-amylase, cellulase, and hemicellulase (especially xylanase). [Elms J, et al. Prevalence of sensitisation to cellulase aand xylanase in bakery workers. Occup Environ Med 2003;60:802-804]

Comments

Tarvainen K, et al. "Allergy from cellulase and xylanase enzymes" Clin Exp Allergy 1991 Sep;21(5):609-615.

Reference Link

Allergy from cellulase and xylanase enzymes

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Asthma

Yes

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Diseases

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