Allergens of wild house dust mites: environmental Der p 1 and Der p 2 sequence polymorphisms.
WA Smith, BJ Hales, AG Jarnicki, WR Thomas
Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology | Published : 2001
BACKGROUND: Sequence diversity is a common feature of mite allergens. Previous studies, using predominantly commercial mite clones, have described several polymorphic residues for Der p 1 and Der p 2. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed at determining the occurrence of sequence diversity in environmental mite isolates. METHODS: Mites were isolated from houses in Perth and Sydney, Australia. Total RNA was extracted from 1 to 30 Perth mites, and cDNA was synthesized by reverse transcriptase PCR. Der p 1 and Der p 2 cDNAs were PCR amplified and sequenced. Genomic Der p 1 DNA was amplified from whole Sydney mites directly by PCR and then sequenced. RESULTS: Twelve Der p 1 and 9 Der p 2 cDNA clones and 3..View full abstract