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Optimal conditions for the storage of German cockroach extract

 Kyoung Yong Jeong  ;  Jongsun Lee  ;  Ji‑Eun Yuk  ;  Kyung Hee Park  ;  Jae‑Hyun Lee  ;  Jung Dong Kim  ;  Jung‑Won Park 
 MOLECULAR MEDICINE REPORTS, Vol.21(2) : 953-958, 2020 
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Allergen extracts are commonly utilized for diagnosis and immunotherapy; however, the stability of protease‑rich extracts is important for a precise diagnosis and treatment efficacy. The present study determines the optimal conditions for the storage of German cockroach allergen extract. Cockroach extracts were reconstituted in four buffers: normal saline (NS), 50% glycerol in NS, 0.3% phenol in NS, or 0.3% phenol and 50% glycerol in NS. The extracts in different buffers were stored either at room temperature (18‑26˚C, RT) or refrigerated (2‑8˚C). Subsequently, the protein concentration and allergen content (Bla g 1 and Bla g 2) in the extracts were examined for the course of one year. Extract potency was estimated by inhibition ELISA. At least 90.5% protein, 94.4% Bla g 1, 65.2% Bla g 2, and 91.4% potency remained after one year when 50% glycerol NS was added to the extract with refrigeration. However, less than 13.7% protein, 17.1% Bla g 1, 0% Bla g 2 and 32.5% potency were maintained after one year when 50% glycerol NS was not added to the extract and was maintained at RT. The addition of 0.3% phenol NS did not show significant effects on extract stability. The addition of 50% glycerol NS and refrigerated storage temperature were found to be important factors for increasing the shelf life of protease‑rich cockroach extract.
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Park, Kyung Hee(박경희) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3605-5364
Park, Jung Won(박중원) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0249-8749
Yuk, Ji Eun(육지은)
Lee, Jae Hyun(이재현) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0760-0071
Lee, Jongsun(이종선)
Jeong, Kyoung Yong(정경용) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9887-1426
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