Many species of arthropods are the sources of potent allergens that sensitize and induce IgE-mediated allergic reactions in humans. Most of these arthropod allergens are proteins, and the allergic response mechanism to these allergens is the same as it is for allergens from other sources such as plant pollens, molds, and foods. Aside from ingestion of crustaceans (shrimp, lobster), among arthropods, humans have the greatest contact with insects and mites, and as a result allergies to these two groups of arthropods have been the most frequently reported. Because of the large number of people affected by allergic reactions to stinging insects, cockroaches, and dust mites, many allergens of these organisms have been extensively studied, purified, and immunobiochemically characterized and for some recombinant allergens, produced. Cocktails of these recombinant allergens have the potential for use in diagnosis and immunotherapy. In this chapter, we review the insects and mites that induce allergic reactions. Where the information exists, the immunobiochemical characterization of the allergens and the frequency of sensitivity or clinical reactivity in the human population are also reviewed. As background, the beginning of this review...Continue Reading
Allergy to insects in Japan. II. The reaginic sensitivity to silkworm moth in patients with bronchial asthma
Insect hemoglobins (Chi tI) of the diptera family Chironomidae are relevant environmental, occupational, and hobby-related allergens
Respiratory allergies (bronchial asthma and rhinitis) due to sensitization of type I allergy to red spider mite (Panonychus ulmi KOCH)
Prevalence of dust mites in the homes of people with asthma living in eight different geographic areas of the United States
Prevalence of specific IgE to storage mites (A. siro, L. destructor and T. longior) in an urban population and crossreactivity with the house dust mite (D. pteronyssinus)
Cross-antigenicity between the scabies mite, Sarcoptes scabiei, and the house dust mite, Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus
Sensitization to Blomia tropicalis and Lepidoglyphus destructor in Dermatophagoides spp-allergic individuals
Immunoblot multi-allergen inhibition studies of allergenic cross-reactivity of the dust mites Lepidoglyphus destructor and Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus
Ultrastructural localization of the allergen Der p I in the gut of the house dust mite Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus
Tribolium confusum (confused flour beetle, rice flour beetle)--an occupational allergen in bakers: demonstration of IgE antibodies
Environmental exposure to cockroach allergens: analysis with monoclonal antibody-based enzyme immunoassays
Cockroach-allergen study: allergen patterns of three common cockroach species probed by allergic sera collected in two cities
Isolation and characterization of the gene expressing the major salivary gland protein of the female mosquito, Aedes aegypti
Shared allergenic activity in Asian (Blattella asahinai), German (Blattella germanica), American (Periplaneta americana), and Oriental (Blatta orientalis) cockroach species
Intradermal immunotherapy in children with severe skin inflammatory reactions to Aedes aegypti and Culex quinquefasciatus mosquito bites
Identification and purification of an important cross-reactive allergen from American (Periplaneta americana) and German (Blattella germanica) cockroach
ELISA inhibition method in detection of mite and chironomid antigens in environmental samples of dust, soil and air
Localization of antigens and allergens in thin sections of the house dust mite, Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus (Acari: Pyroglyphidae)
Purification and partial characterization of two major allergens from the house dust mite Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus
Studies of kissing bug-sensitive patients: evidence for the lack of cross-reactivity between Triatoma protracta and Triatoma rubida salivary gland extracts
Investigations of culture medium-free house dust mites. IV. Cross antigenicity and allergenicity between the house dust mites, Dermatophagoides farinae and D. pteronyssinus
Correlation of Aedes albopictus bite reaction with IgE antibody assay and lymphocyte transformation test to mosquito salivary antigens
Antigenic and structural analysis of group II allergens (Der f II and Der p II) from house dust mites (Dermatophagoides spp)
Cloning and sequencing of a cDNA expressing a recombinant house dust mite protein that binds human IgE and corresponds to an important low molecular weight allergen
Induction of salivation in biting midges and mosquitoes, and demonstration of virus in the saliva of infected insects
Quantitative analysis of polymorphonuclear leukocyte superoxide anion generation in critically ill children
Thaumetopoein: an urticating protein from the hairs and integument of the pine processionary caterpillar (Thaumetopoea pityocampa Schiff., Lepidoptera, Thaumetopoeidae)
Changes in acaricidal potency by introducing functional radicals and an acaricidal constituent isolated from Schizonepeta tenuifolia
Backyard chicken keeping in the Greater London Urban Area: welfare status, biosecurity and disease control issues
Camphor--a fumigant during the Black Death and a coveted fragrant wood in ancient Egypt and Babylon--a review
Contact and fumigant toxicity of Cyperus rotundus steam distillate constituents and related compounds to insecticide-susceptible and -resistant Blattella germanica
Toxicity of basil oil constituents and related compounds and the efficacy of spray formulations to Dermatophagoides farinae (Acari: Pyroglyphidae)
Contact and fumigant toxicity of cinnamaldehyde and cinnamic acid and related compounds to Dermatophagoides farinae and Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus (Acari: Pyroglyphidae).
Toxicity of Myristica fagrans seed compounds against Blattella germanica (Dictyoptera: Blattellidae)
New insight into foregut functions of xenobiotic detoxification in the cockroach Periplaneta americana
Insecticidal Activity of Lamiaceae Plant Essential Oils and Their Constituents Against Blattella germanica L. Adult
Repellency of zerumbone identified in Cyperus rotundus rhizome and other constituents to Blattella germanica
Toxicity of Juniperus oxycedrus oil constituents and related compounds and the efficacy of oil spray formulations to Dermatophagoides farinae (Acari: Pyroglyphidae)
Do the microorganisms from laboratory culture spent growth medium affect house dust mite fitness and microbiome composition?
Toxicity of spray and fumigant products containing cassia oil to Dermatophagoides farinae and Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus (Acari: Pyroglyphidae)
Fumigant toxicity of cassia bark and cassia and cinnamon oil compounds to Dermatophagoides farinae and Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus (Acari: Pyroglyphidae)
Design and Production of a Recombinant Hybrid Toxin to Raise Protective Antibodies Against Loxosceles Spider Venom
A novel expression profile of the Loxosceles intermedia spider venomous gland revealed by transcriptome analysis
Risk of exposure of a selected rural population in South Poland to allergenic mites. Part II: acarofauna of farm buildings
Purification and cloning of a Delta class glutathione S-transferase displaying high peroxidase activity isolated from the German cockroach Blattella germanica
Acaricidal activities of bicyclic monoterpene ketones from Artemisia iwayomogi against Dermatophagoides spp
The fauna and distribution of house dust mites in residential homes of Bandar Abbas District, Southern Iran
Molecular characteristics and serodiagnostic potential of chitinase-like protein from Sarcoptes scabiei
Mite control effect of branched chain fatty acid on the house dust mite Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus.
Toxicity of hiba oil constituents and spray formulations to American house dust mites and copra mites
Contact and fumigant toxicity of Pinus densiflora needle hydrodistillate constituents and related compounds and efficacy of spray formulations containing the oil to Dermatophagoides farinae
Contact and fumigant toxicity of Armoracia rusticana essential oil, allyl isothiocyanate and related compounds to Dermatophagoides farinae
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