Agent Name

Ovalbumin

CAS Number

9006-59-1

Formula

Unspecified

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Albumin, egg; Crystalbumins; Egg-albumin; Ovalbumins; Protalbinic acid; [ChemIDplus] Albumin, from chicken egg white; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Category

Animal-Derived Allergens

Description

Beige crystalline solid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

"An albumin obtained from the white of eggs." [ChemIDplus]

Comments

Causes urticaria, allergic rhinitis, and bronchiolar constriction in acute inhalation studies of guinea pigs; Causes cutaneous sensitization in 50-day intermittent dermal studies of mice; [RTECS] May cause irritation and respiratory sensitization; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Bovine serum albumin" and "Lactalbumin."

Adverse Effects
Asthma

Yes

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