Lepidoglyphus destructor, also known as storage mite, belongs to the Acaridae family. In Europe, Lepidoglyphus destructor has been reported to be a major source of mite allergy in rural and urban environments. Our Lepidoglyphus destructor extract and whole culture are delivered in freeze-dried form and available from stock.
This mite is usually found in places where animal and plant food are produced and the humidity is very high. Therefore, it doesn’t come as a surprise that Lepidoglyphus destructor is generally stored in hay and frequently causes respiratory allergies among farm workers. Moreover, it is present in 21-38% of the commercially purchased cereal based foods.
These mites feed on variety of protein – rich compounds, above all on plants and microorganisms. Furthermore they grow at a relative air humidity of 65 – 100%, prefer light environment and temperatures between 20 – 30°C.
A number of allergenic proteins have been isolated from Lepidoglyphus destructor. 90% of patients are allergic to Lep d 2, which has its two variants Lep d 2.0101 and Lep d 2.0201. It has been pointed out that Lep d 5, Lep d 7 and Lep d 13 respectively bind to 9%, 62% and 13% sera from L. destructor sensitised subjects.
- 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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