PROSITE documentation PDOC00715
Pollen proteins Ole e I family signature


The following plant pollen proteins, whose biological function is not yet known, are structurally related [1]:

  • Olive tree pollen major allergen (Ole e I).
  • Tomato anther-specific protein LAT52.
  • Maize pollen-specific protein ZmC13.

These proteins are most probably secreted and consist of about 145 residues. As shown in the following schematic representation, there are six cysteines which are conserved in the sequence of these proteins. They seem to be involved in disulfide bonds.

'C': conserved cysteine involved in a disulfide bond.
'*': position of the pattern.
Last update:

December 2004 / Pattern and text revised.


Technical section

PROSITE method (with tools and information) covered by this documentation:

OLEEI, PS00925; Pollen proteins Ole e I family signature  (PATTERN)


1AuthorsVillalba M. Batanero E. Lopez-Otin C. Sanchez L.M. Monsalve R.I. Gonzalez de la Pena M.A. Lahoz C. Rodriguez R.
TitleThe amino acid sequence of Ole e I, the major allergen from olive tree (Olea europaea) pollen.
SourceEur. J. Biochem. 216:863-869(1993).
PubMed ID8404906

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