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Standardization of house dust mite extracts in Korea.

Authors
 Kyoung Yong Jeong  ;  Soo-Young Choi  ;  Jae-Hyun Lee  ;  In-Yong Lee  ;  Tai-Soon Yong  ;  Joo-Shil Lee  ;  Chein-Soo Hong  ;  Jung-Won Park 
Citation
 ALLERGY ASTHMA & IMMUNOLOGY RESEARCH, Vol.4(6) : 346-350, 2012 
Journal Title
 ALLERGY ASTHMA & IMMUNOLOGY RESEARCH 
ISSN
 2092-7355 
Issue Date
2012
Keywords
Allergen ; house dust mite ; standardization
Abstract
PURPOSE: House dust mites are the most important cause of respiratory allergy in Korea. Standardization of allergen extracts is essential for improving diagnostics and immunotherapeutics. This study was undertaken to evaluate the allergenicity of standardized house dust mite allergen extracts from Korean house dust mite isolates. METHODS: Allergen extracts were prepared from cultured Korean house dust mites (Dermatophagoides farinae and D. pteronyssinus). Allergenic activities of Korean house dust mite extracts were compared to standardized extracts from a company in the United States whose allergen concentrations were expressed as Allergy Units (AUs). Specifically, we compared group 1 and 2 major allergens using two-site enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) kits and an in vivo intradermal test. RESULTS: Major allergen concentrations were 17.0 µg/mg (5.0 µg/mg of Der f 1 and 12.0 µg/mg of Der f 2) for a D. farinae extract and 24.0 µg/mg (11.6 µg/mg of Der p 1 and 12.4 µg/mg of Der p 2) for a D. pteronyssinus extract. Using chloramphenicol (CAP) inhibition assays, AUs were 12.5 AU/µg for a D. farinae extract and 12.8 AU/µg for a D. pteronyssinus extract. Allergenic activities were 3- to 4-fold stronger when assessed by intradermal skin tests for in vivo standardization. CONCLUSIONS: Allergen extracts were prepared from Korean house dust mites and the allergenicities of the extracts were estimated using AU measurements. House dust mite extracts prepared in this study could be utilized as a reference material, which will be useful for the development of diagnostic and immunotherapeutic reagents in Korea.
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DOI
23115731
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5. Research Institutes (연구소) > Institute of Allergy (알레르기연구소) > 1. Journal Papers
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1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Environmental Medical Biology (환경의생물학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Park, Jung Won(박중원) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0249-8749
Yong, Tai Soon(용태순) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3445-0769
Lee, In Yong(이인용)
Lee, Jae Hyun(이재현) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0760-0071
Jeong, Kyoung Yong(정경용) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9887-1426
Choi, Soo Young(최수영)
Hong, Chein Soo(홍천수)
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/89402
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