Arthropods are important in human health, which can transmit pathogens to humans, parasitize, or produce important allergens. Allergy prevalence becomes higher in Korea recently as well as other developed countries in contrast to a decrease of infectious diseases. Allergic diseases caused by household arthropods have increased dramatically during the last few decades since human beings spend more their time for indoor activities in modernized life style. Household arthropods are one of the most common causes of allergic diseases. Biological characterization of household arthropods and researches on their allergens will provide better understanding of the pathogenesis of allergic diseases and suggest new therapeutic ways. Therefore, studies on arthropods of allergenic importance can be considered one of the major research areas in medical arthropodology and parasitology. Here, the biology of several household arthropods, including house dust mites and cockroaches, the 2 most well known arthropods living indoor together with humans worldwide, and characteristics of their allergens, especially the research activities on these allergens performed in Korea, are summarized.
Allergy to insects in Japan. III. High frequency of IgE antibody responses to insects (moth, butterfly, caddis fly, and chironomid) in patients with bronchial asthma and immunochemical quantitation of the insect-related airborne particles smaller than 10 microns in diameter
Hypersensitivity to chironomids (non-biting midges): localization of the antigenic determinants within certain polypeptide sequences of hemoglobins (erythrocruorins) of Chironomus thummi thummi (Diptera)
Immunochemical characterization of recombinant and native tropomyosins as a new allergen from the house dust mite, Dermatophagoides farinae
Molecular cloning of a major cockroach (Blattella germanica) allergen, Bla g 2. Sequence homology to the aspartic proteases.
Development of mass rearing technique of Tyrophagus putrescentiae (Acari: Acaridae) found in house dust
Sequencing and high level expression in Escherichia coli of the tropomyosin allergen (Der p 10) from Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus
Identification of Tyrophagus putrescentiae allergens and evaluation of cross-reactivity with Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus
Relationship of indoor allergen exposure to skin test sensitivity in inner-city children with asthma
Novel allergen structures with tandem amino acid repeats derived from German and American cockroach.
Monoclonal antibodies to recombinant Der p 2, a major house dust mite allergen: specificity, epitope analysis and development of two-site capture ELISA
Cross-reactivity of Tyrophagus putrescentiae with Dermatophagoides farinae and Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus in urban areas
Localization of a major allergen, Der p 2, in the gut and faecal pellets of Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus
Exposure to cockroach allergen in the home is associated with incident doctor-diagnosed asthma and recurrent wheezing
Human T cell subset commitment determined by the intrinsic property of antigen: the proteolytic activity of the major mite allergen Der p 1 conditions T cells to produce more IL-4 and less IFN-gamma
Anaphylaxis caused by the new ant, Pachycondyla chinensis: demonstration of specific IgE and IgE-binding components
Molecular and immunological characterization of arginine kinase from the Indianmeal moth, Plodia interpunctella, a novel cross-reactive invertebrate pan-allergen
Positive association between HLA-DRB1*07 and specific IgE responses to purified major allergens of D. pteronyssinus (Der p 1 and Der p 2)
Monoclonal antibodies to recombinant Der f 2 and development of a two-site ELISA sensitive to major Der f 2 isoallergen in Korea
Der p 2 isoallergens have different allergenicity, and quantification with 2-site ELISA using monoclonal antibodies is influenced by the isoallergens
Prevalence of sensitization to the predatory mite Amblyseius cucumeris as a new occupational allergen in horticulture
Preparation and characterization of silverfish (Lepisma saccharina) extract and identification of allergenic components
Microbiological degradation of phenol using mixed liquors of Pseudomonas putida and activated sludge
Molecular cloning and characterization of tropomyosin, a major allergen of Chironomus kiiensis, a dominant species of nonbiting midges in Korea
German cockroach extract induces activation of human eosinophils to release cytotoxic inflammatory mediators
Expression of tropomyosin from Blattella germanica as a recombinant non-fusion protein in Pichia pastoris and comparison of its IgE reactivity with its native counterpart
Analysis of amino acid sequence variations and immunoglobulin E-binding epitopes of German cockroach tropomyosin
Group 10 allergens (tropomyosins) from house-dust mites may cause covariation of sensitization to allergens from other invertebrates
Reorganization of syntactic processing following left-hemisphere brain damage: does right-hemisphere activity preserve function?
Left inferior frontal cortex and syntax: function, structure and behaviour in patients with left hemisphere damage
Cross‑reactivity between group-5 and -21 mite allergens from Dermatophagoides farinae, Tyrophagus putrescentiae and Blomia tropicalis
Urban-rural differences in the prevalence of allergen sensitization and self-reported rhinitis in the elderly population
Generation of a comprehensive panel of crustacean allergens from the North Sea Shrimp Crangon crangon
Eosinophilic airway inflammation and airway hyperresponsiveness according to aeroallergen sensitization pattern in patients with lower airway symptoms
Glutathione S-transferase (GST) of American Cockroach, Periplaneta americana: Classes, Isoforms, and Allergenicity
The Influence of Indoor Environmental Factors on the Prevalence of House Dust Mites as Aeroallergens in Bandar Abbas Student Dormitories, South of Iran, 2019.
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