Glycyphagus domesticus


Glycyphagus domesticus

Glycyphagus domesticus is a mite which is part of the Acaridae family. It is widely known as storage mite, furniture mite and food mite. Our Glycyphagus domesticus extract and whole culture are delivered in freeze-dried form and available from stock.

Glycyphagus domesticus can be found in diverse settings, such as stored products (as a pest), grass, hay, but mostly it is found as part of house dust. In homes it is usually present in damp areas, where it inhabitates old furniture which contains rotted stuffing. Glycyphagus domesticus usually feeds on fungi, flour, cereals and other cereal products. Its lifespan lasts for approximately 50 days. Similar as other mites, it quickly dies out if the humidity decreases.

There are number of already know allergens present in Glycyphagus domesticus, such as Gly d 2, Gly d 3, Gly d 5, Gly d 7, Gly d 8, Gly d 10, and Gly d 13. Studies report that this mite causes symptoms of asthma and rhinoconjunctivitis in sensitised individuals in both rural and urban setting.

Available forms

  • 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.

Prices and ordering

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Certificate of analysis

Each product will be delivered with a certificate of analysis. The certificate of analysis provides information, e.g. allergenic pattern, protein content (BCA and Bradford method), endotoxin level, protein pattern and protease activity. On this page you can find an an example of this certificate. If you want to receive a certificate of analysis before ordering please let us know. We shall send you the certificates of multiple batches so you can compare the batches and choose the batch that meets your requirements.

Large batches

We understand that if you are using source material which is fulfilling your wishes you would like to receive the same material again for future projects. To provide material from the same batch over a longer period of time we produce large batches. This way we have we a lot of material available from a specific batch. You can even place a reservation for future orders.

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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Additional information

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Extract (1 gram), Extract (10 mg), Extract (100 mg), Whole culture (1 gram)