publication . Article . Other literature type . 2012

Arthropod Allergens in Urban Homes

Prester, Ljerka;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2012 Journal: Archives of Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology, volume 63 (issn: 0004-1254, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH
Abstract
Dust mites, cockroaches, and pets (cats, dogs) are common in homes worldwide, and many species are the source of potent allergens which cause allergic diseases. These diseases are influenced by genetic predisposition and environmental exposure. Generally, the levels of house dust mite (Der p 1 and Der f 1) and cockroach (Bla g 1, Bla g 2) allergens are used as markers of indoor exposure to arthropods. This article reviews the findings of allergens Der p 1, Der f 1, and Bla g 1 in randomly selected urban households in Zagreb (Croatia) measured from 2006 to 2010 and compares them with exposure to arthropod allergens in other countries. In short, house dust mite al...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: respiratory tract diseasesimmune system diseasesrespiratory system
free text keywords: Toxicology, Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, Arthropod, biology.organism_classification, biology, House dust mite, Asthma, medicine.disease, medicine, Dust mites, House dust mite allergen, Veterinary medicine, Cockroach, biology.animal, Cockroach allergen, business.industry, business, Environmental exposure, Bla g 1; Der f 1; Der p 1; house dust mites; ELISA; indoor allergens, alergeni unutarnjih prostora; grinje kućne prašine; Der p 1; Der f 1; Bla g 1, ELISA
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5. Leaderer BP, Belanger K, Triche E, Holford T, Gold DR, Kim Y, Jankun T, Ren P, McSharry J, Platts-Mills TA, Chapman MD, Bracken MB. Dust mite, cockroach, cat, and dog allergen concentrations in homes of asthmatic children in the northeastern United States: impact of socioeconomic factors and population density. Environ Health Perspect 2002;110(Suppl 4):419-25.

6. Arlian LG. Arthropod allergens and human health. Annu Rev Entomol 2002;47:395-433. [OpenAIRE]

7. De Lucca S, Sporik R, O'Meara TJ, Tovey ER. Mite allergen (Der p 1) is not only carried on mite feces. J Allergy Clin Immunol 1999;103:174-5.

8. Liccardi G, D'Amato G, Russo M, Canonica GW, D'Amato L, De Martino M, Passalacqua G. Focus on cat allergen (Fel d 1): immunological and aerodynamic characteristics, modality of airway sensitization and avoidance strategies. Int Arch Allergy Immunol 2003;131:1-12.

9. Segundo GRS, Sopelete MC, Terra SA, Pereira FL, Justino CM, de Oliveira Silva DA, Taketomi EA. Diversity of allergen exposure: implications for the efficacy of environmental control. Braz J Otorhinolaryngol 2009;75:311- 6.

10. Custovic A, Simpson A, Pahdi H, Green RM, Chapman MD, Woodcock A. Distribution, aerodynamic characteristics, and removal of the major cat allergen Fel d 1 in British homes. Thorax 1998;53:33-8. [OpenAIRE]

11. Gaffin JM, Phipatanakul W. The role of indoor allergens in the development of asthma. Curr Opinion Allergy Clin Immunol 2009;9:128-35. [OpenAIRE]

12. Zock JP, Heinrich J, Jarvis D, Verlato G, Norbäck D, Plana E, Sunyer J, Chinn S, Olivieri M, Soon A, Villani S, Ponzio M, Dahlman-Hoglund A, Svanes C, Luczynska C. Distribution and determinants of house dust mite allergens in Europe: The European Community Respiratory Health Survey II. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2006;118:682-90. [OpenAIRE]

13. Arlian LG, Bernstein D, Bernstein IL, Freidman S, Grant A, Lieberman P, Lopez M, Metzger J, Platts-Mill T, Schatz M, Spector S, Wasserman SI, Zeiger RS. Prevalence of dust mites in homes of people with asthma living in eight different geographic areas of the United States. J Allergy Clin Immunol 1992;90:292-300.

14. Macan J, Kanceljak B, Plavec D, Milković-Kraus S. Differences in mite fauna between the continental and mediterian climates of Croatia: Microscopy and DustscreenTM test findings. Allergy 2003;58:780-3. [OpenAIRE]

15. Banac S, Lah Tomulić K, Ahel V, Rožmanić V, Šimundić N, Zubović S, Milardović A, Topić J. Prevalence of asthma and allergic diseases in Croatian children is increasing: Survey study. Croat Med J 2004;45:721-6.

80 references, page 1 of 6
Abstract
Dust mites, cockroaches, and pets (cats, dogs) are common in homes worldwide, and many species are the source of potent allergens which cause allergic diseases. These diseases are influenced by genetic predisposition and environmental exposure. Generally, the levels of house dust mite (Der p 1 and Der f 1) and cockroach (Bla g 1, Bla g 2) allergens are used as markers of indoor exposure to arthropods. This article reviews the findings of allergens Der p 1, Der f 1, and Bla g 1 in randomly selected urban households in Zagreb (Croatia) measured from 2006 to 2010 and compares them with exposure to arthropod allergens in other countries. In short, house dust mite al...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: respiratory tract diseasesimmune system diseasesrespiratory system
free text keywords: Toxicology, Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, Arthropod, biology.organism_classification, biology, House dust mite, Asthma, medicine.disease, medicine, Dust mites, House dust mite allergen, Veterinary medicine, Cockroach, biology.animal, Cockroach allergen, business.industry, business, Environmental exposure, Bla g 1; Der f 1; Der p 1; house dust mites; ELISA; indoor allergens, alergeni unutarnjih prostora; grinje kućne prašine; Der p 1; Der f 1; Bla g 1, ELISA
80 references, page 1 of 6

1. Wang DY. Risk factors of allergic rhinitis: genetic or environmental? Ther Clin Risk Manag 2005;1:115-23.

2. Gold DR. Environmental tobacco smoke, indoor allergens, and childhood asthma. Environ Health Perspect 2000;108(Suppl 4):643-51.

3. Salo PM, Arbes SJ, Crockett PW, Thorne PS, Cohn RD, Zeldin DC. Exposure to multiple indoor allergens in US homes and its relationship to asthma. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2008;121:678-84. [OpenAIRE]

4. Platts-Mills TA, Vervloet D, Thomas WR, Aalberse RC, Chapman MD. Indoor allergens and asthma: report of the Third International Workshop. J Allergy Clin Immunol 1997;100:S2-S24.

5. Leaderer BP, Belanger K, Triche E, Holford T, Gold DR, Kim Y, Jankun T, Ren P, McSharry J, Platts-Mills TA, Chapman MD, Bracken MB. Dust mite, cockroach, cat, and dog allergen concentrations in homes of asthmatic children in the northeastern United States: impact of socioeconomic factors and population density. Environ Health Perspect 2002;110(Suppl 4):419-25.

6. Arlian LG. Arthropod allergens and human health. Annu Rev Entomol 2002;47:395-433. [OpenAIRE]

7. De Lucca S, Sporik R, O'Meara TJ, Tovey ER. Mite allergen (Der p 1) is not only carried on mite feces. J Allergy Clin Immunol 1999;103:174-5.

8. Liccardi G, D'Amato G, Russo M, Canonica GW, D'Amato L, De Martino M, Passalacqua G. Focus on cat allergen (Fel d 1): immunological and aerodynamic characteristics, modality of airway sensitization and avoidance strategies. Int Arch Allergy Immunol 2003;131:1-12.

9. Segundo GRS, Sopelete MC, Terra SA, Pereira FL, Justino CM, de Oliveira Silva DA, Taketomi EA. Diversity of allergen exposure: implications for the efficacy of environmental control. Braz J Otorhinolaryngol 2009;75:311- 6.

10. Custovic A, Simpson A, Pahdi H, Green RM, Chapman MD, Woodcock A. Distribution, aerodynamic characteristics, and removal of the major cat allergen Fel d 1 in British homes. Thorax 1998;53:33-8. [OpenAIRE]

11. Gaffin JM, Phipatanakul W. The role of indoor allergens in the development of asthma. Curr Opinion Allergy Clin Immunol 2009;9:128-35. [OpenAIRE]

12. Zock JP, Heinrich J, Jarvis D, Verlato G, Norbäck D, Plana E, Sunyer J, Chinn S, Olivieri M, Soon A, Villani S, Ponzio M, Dahlman-Hoglund A, Svanes C, Luczynska C. Distribution and determinants of house dust mite allergens in Europe: The European Community Respiratory Health Survey II. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2006;118:682-90. [OpenAIRE]

13. Arlian LG, Bernstein D, Bernstein IL, Freidman S, Grant A, Lieberman P, Lopez M, Metzger J, Platts-Mill T, Schatz M, Spector S, Wasserman SI, Zeiger RS. Prevalence of dust mites in homes of people with asthma living in eight different geographic areas of the United States. J Allergy Clin Immunol 1992;90:292-300.

14. Macan J, Kanceljak B, Plavec D, Milković-Kraus S. Differences in mite fauna between the continental and mediterian climates of Croatia: Microscopy and DustscreenTM test findings. Allergy 2003;58:780-3. [OpenAIRE]

15. Banac S, Lah Tomulić K, Ahel V, Rožmanić V, Šimundić N, Zubović S, Milardović A, Topić J. Prevalence of asthma and allergic diseases in Croatian children is increasing: Survey study. Croat Med J 2004;45:721-6.

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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2012

Arthropod Allergens in Urban Homes

Prester, Ljerka;