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Protein Pept Lett. 2007;14(4):325-33.

The Blomia tropicalis allergens.

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  • 1Department of Paediatrics, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore.


Blomia tropicalis allergens are the most important mite allergens in tropical regions. Most of them only have 30-40% sequence identity with their Dermatophagoides counterparts and they share low IgE cross reactivity and exhibit different immunobiology. Unlike the pyroglyphid counterparts, Blo t 5 is the major allergen whereas Blo t 1 only has modest allergenicity.

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