PMID: 9062632Jan 1, 1997Paper

IgE antibodies against midge and moth found in Japanese asthmatic subjects and comparison of allergenicity between these insects

Allergy
Y KomaseT Nakagawa

Abstract

The specific IgE antibodies to moth (Bombyx mori) and midge (Chironomus yoshimatsui) were measured by the Pharmacia CAP system in 51 house-dust-mite-sensitive asthma patients. None of these patients had definite histories of exposure to these insects or apparent evidence of insect-induced asthma symptoms. The RAST-inhibition assay was performed to investigate cross-allergenicity between these two insects. Furthermore, IgE immunoblotting was done to study the IgE-binding components in moth and midge extracts. Thirty (59%) of these patients showed positive IgE antibodies to moth, while 25 (49%) showed positive IgE antibodies to midge. Those frequencies of positivity were similar to that for Japanese cedar pollen, which is well known to cause allergy. A significant correlation (r = 0.863) was observed between IgE antibody titers of these two insects. The results from the RAST-inhibition assay indicated cross-allergenicity between these insects and also the existence of species-specific allergens. Fifteen IgE-binding components in moth extract were observed. The most frequent IgE-binding protein was the 79-kDa (84.2%), followed by the 72-kDa (78.9%), the 82-kDa (57.9%), and the 76-kDa (57.9%) proteins. Those were considered to be m...Continue Reading

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