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Published on July 26, 2011

Development of an Immunological Assay for the Presence of Guayule Proteins

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Date Published July 26, 2011

Latex allergies to Natural Rubber Latex (NRL) have led to the development of alternative sources of latex such as Guayule. Guayule containts very low levels of protein but assays for total protein, such as the Lowry qualification method described in ASTM C5712, are too insensitive to qualify protein extractable from GNRL products.