Euroglyphus maynei belongs to the Pyroglyphidae family. Its common names are also house dust mite and dust mite. We deliver the E. maynei mites as whole culture and extract.
Euroglyphus maynei is present in humid environments, especially where there is no liquid water to drink. Its primary requirement for reproduction is water, since the body of the mite contains up to 75% water. Euroglyphus mayne receives the water from water vapor which is drawn out from air. Therefore Euroglyphus maynei can commonly be found in settings where the humidity is above 70% and geographically is mostly prevalent in Europe.
Furthermore, Euroglyphus maynei is evolutionary closely associated to the well-known house dust mites D. farinae and D. pteronyssinus and to the itch mite, Sarcoptes scabiei. Commonly Euroglyphus maynei co-inhabits with D.farinae and D. pteronyssinus and in some instances it is the most numerous of the three species or the only specie found.
In regards to its allergen properties, group 2 allergens, such as Eur 2 have been reported to induce humoral and cellular responses in 80 to 90% of atopic individuals. The most common manifestations caused by Euroglyphus maynei present rhinoconjunctivitis and asthma.
- Whole culture (vial of 1gr) A whole culture consist of all the material of the house dust mite cultivation. This means: mite bodies, eggs, larves, cultivation medium and the feaces. Whole culture contains all components which are also present within households. In real life, atopic patients respond to the whole culture of house dust mites.
- Extract of whole culture (vials of 10mg, 100mg or 1gr, total dry weight) Whole culture which is extracted. House dust mite extracts are applied in in-vitro diagnostics tests and as standards or active substance in the research of asthma and allergy.
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Certificate of analysis
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HDM induced asthma models
Often we receive questions about house dust mite (HDM) induced asthma models. Which models are researchers using, which model do we recommend, what are the differences? To answer these questions we have contacted multiple research institutes all over the world and collected their models and background information. Click on this link for an overview of the available animal models.
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