mites

Summary

Summary: Any arthropod of the subclass ACARI except the TICKS. They are minute animals related to the spiders, usually having transparent or semitransparent bodies. They may be parasitic on humans and domestic animals, producing various irritations of the skin (MITE INFESTATIONS). Many mite species are important to human and veterinary medicine as both parasite and vector. Mites also infest plants.

Top Publications

  1. pmc Efficacy of an imidacloprid/flumethrin collar against fleas, ticks, mites and lice on dogs
    Dorothee Stanneck
    Bayer HealthCare AG, Animal Health Division, 51368 Leverkusen, Germany
    Parasit Vectors 5:102. 2012
  2. ncbi RT-PCR analysis of Deformed wing virus in honeybees (Apis mellifera) and mites (Varroa destructor)
    Constanze Yue
    Institute for Bee Research, Friedrich Engels Str 32, D 16540 Hohen Neuendorf, Germany
    J Gen Virol 86:3419-24. 2005
  3. ncbi The role of varroa mites in infections of Kashmir bee virus (KBV) and deformed wing virus (DWV) in honey bees
    Miaoqing Shen
    Department of Entomology, The Pennsylvania State University, 501 ASI Building, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    Virology 342:141-9. 2005
  4. ncbi Deformed wing virus: replication and viral load in mites (Varroa destructor)
    Sebastian Gisder
    Institute for Bee Research, Hohen Neuendorf, Germany
    J Gen Virol 90:463-7. 2009
  5. ncbi Repellent activity of catmint, Nepeta cataria, and iridoid nepetalactone isomers against Afro-tropical mosquitoes, ixodid ticks and red poultry mites
    Michael A Birkett
    Biological Chemistry Department, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, UK
    Phytochemistry 72:109-14. 2011
  6. pmc Complement inhibitors from scabies mites promote streptococcal growth--a novel mechanism in infected epidermis?
    Angela Mika
    Infectious Diseases Program, Biology Department, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Herston, Brisbane, Australia
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 6:e1563. 2012
  7. ncbi Cannibalism among phytoseiid mites: a review
    Peter Schausberger
    Institute of Plant Protection, University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Peter Jordanstrasse 82, A 1190 Vienna, Austria
    Exp Appl Acarol 29:173-91. 2003
  8. ncbi Feather mites and birds: an interaction mediated by uropygial gland size?
    I Galvan
    Department of Evolutionary Ecology, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales CSIC, Madrid, Spain
    J Evol Biol 21:133-44. 2008
  9. ncbi Recommended procedures and techniques for morphological studies of Eriophyoidea (Acari: Prostigmata)
    E De Lillo
    Dipartimento di Biologia e Chimica Agro forestale e Ambientale, Facolta di Agraria, Universita degli Studi di Bari, Via Amendola, 165 A, 70126 Bari, Italy
    Exp Appl Acarol 51:283-307. 2010
  10. ncbi Detection of 'candidatus Cardinium' bacteria from the haploid host Brevipalpus californicus (Acari: Tenuipalpidae) and effect on the host
    Atsushi Chigira
    Graduate School of Biosphere Sciences, Hiroshima University, Higashi Hiroshima 739 8511, Japan
    Exp Appl Acarol 37:107-16. 2005

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  1. pmc Efficacy of an imidacloprid/flumethrin collar against fleas, ticks, mites and lice on dogs
    Dorothee Stanneck
    Bayer HealthCare AG, Animal Health Division, 51368 Leverkusen, Germany
    Parasit Vectors 5:102. 2012
    ..incorporated in a slow-release matrix collar, against infestations of dogs by fleas, ticks, mites and lice...
  2. ncbi RT-PCR analysis of Deformed wing virus in honeybees (Apis mellifera) and mites (Varroa destructor)
    Constanze Yue
    Institute for Bee Research, Friedrich Engels Str 32, D 16540 Hohen Neuendorf, Germany
    J Gen Virol 86:3419-24. 2005
    ..Using a recently developed RT-PCR protocol for the detection of DWV, individual bees and mites originating from hives differing in Varroa infestation levels and the occurrence of crippled bees were analysed...
  3. ncbi The role of varroa mites in infections of Kashmir bee virus (KBV) and deformed wing virus (DWV) in honey bees
    Miaoqing Shen
    Department of Entomology, The Pennsylvania State University, 501 ASI Building, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    Virology 342:141-9. 2005
    To determine the roles of varroa mites in activating or vectoring viral infections, we performed quantitative comparison of viral infections between bees with and without mites by dot blot analysis and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (..
  4. ncbi Deformed wing virus: replication and viral load in mites (Varroa destructor)
    Sebastian Gisder
    Institute for Bee Research, Hohen Neuendorf, Germany
    J Gen Virol 90:463-7. 2009
    ..In order to determine the role of V. destructor in the development of crippled wings, we analysed individual mites for the presence and replication of DWV...
  5. ncbi Repellent activity of catmint, Nepeta cataria, and iridoid nepetalactone isomers against Afro-tropical mosquitoes, ixodid ticks and red poultry mites
    Michael A Birkett
    Biological Chemistry Department, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, UK
    Phytochemistry 72:109-14. 2011
    ..e. unfractionated, Nepeta spp. oils offer potentially greater protection, due to the presence of both nepetalactone isomers and other components such as (E)-(1R,9S)-caryophyllene...
  6. pmc Complement inhibitors from scabies mites promote streptococcal growth--a novel mechanism in infected epidermis?
    Angela Mika
    Infectious Diseases Program, Biology Department, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Herston, Brisbane, Australia
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 6:e1563. 2012
    ..Treatment of scabies decreases the prevalence of infections by bacteria. This study aims to identify the molecular mechanisms underlying the link between scabies and GAS infections...
  7. ncbi Cannibalism among phytoseiid mites: a review
    Peter Schausberger
    Institute of Plant Protection, University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Peter Jordanstrasse 82, A 1190 Vienna, Austria
    Exp Appl Acarol 29:173-91. 2003
    ..Cannibalism in phytoseiid mites has been known for decades but until recently reports were mainly observational and experimental data were lacking...
  8. ncbi Feather mites and birds: an interaction mediated by uropygial gland size?
    I Galvan
    Department of Evolutionary Ecology, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales CSIC, Madrid, Spain
    J Evol Biol 21:133-44. 2008
    Feather mites (Arachnida: Acari: Astigmata) feed mainly on secretions of the uropygial gland of birds...
  9. ncbi Recommended procedures and techniques for morphological studies of Eriophyoidea (Acari: Prostigmata)
    E De Lillo
    Dipartimento di Biologia e Chimica Agro forestale e Ambientale, Facolta di Agraria, Universita degli Studi di Bari, Via Amendola, 165 A, 70126 Bari, Italy
    Exp Appl Acarol 51:283-307. 2010
    ..Eriophyoid mites are very tiny and delicate, for which truly permanent specimen slides currently cannot be prepared, resulting in ..
  10. ncbi Detection of 'candidatus Cardinium' bacteria from the haploid host Brevipalpus californicus (Acari: Tenuipalpidae) and effect on the host
    Atsushi Chigira
    Graduate School of Biosphere Sciences, Hiroshima University, Higashi Hiroshima 739 8511, Japan
    Exp Appl Acarol 37:107-16. 2005
    ..48/day, 31.45 days and 0.064/day, respectively. The comparison of infected females with uninfected males and other closely related species, indicated that Cardinium does not have a negative effect on the fitness of B. californicus...
  11. ncbi Causal mechanisms underlying host specificity in bat ectoparasites
    Maud S Giorgi
    Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne, Biology Building, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
    Oecologia 138:648-54. 2004
    ..relative importance of these two mechanisms was quantified through infection and cross-infection experiments using mites and bats as a model. Monospecific pools of parasitic mites (Spinturnix myoti and S...
  12. ncbi Seasonal variability of non-specific bronchial responsiveness in asthmatic patients with allergy to house dust mites
    G Riccioni
    Respiratory Physiopathology Center, G. D'Annunzio University, Chieti, Italy
    Allergy Asthma Proc 22:5-9. 2001
    ..sixty-five patients (83 male and 82 female) entered the study: 86 subjects (group A) with allergy exclusively to mites and 79 (group B) with concomitant allergy to pollens, e.g., "Graminae" and "Parietaria...
  13. ncbi Host sex and ectoparasites choice: preference for, and higher survival on female hosts
    Philippe Christe
    Department of Ecology and Evolution, Le Biophore, University of Lausanne, CH 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
    J Anim Ecol 76:703-10. 2007
    ..prevalence and parasite intensities in a host-parasite system comprising closely related species of ectoparasitic mites (Spinturnix spp.) and their hosts, five European bat species...
  14. pmc Conditional immune-gene suppression of honeybees parasitized by Varroa mites
    Pamela G Gregory
    USDA ARS Honeybee Research Unit, 2413 E Hwy 83, Weslaco, Texas 78596, USA
    J Insect Sci 5:7. 2005
    ..b>Mites, however, may overcome the host's immune responses by suppressing them, which could facilitate the mite's ability ..
  15. ncbi A mite species that consists entirely of haploid females
    A R Weeks
    Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics, Sections Population Biology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Amsterdam, 1098 SM Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Science 292:2479-82. 2001
    ..We show that this reproductive anomaly is caused by infection by an undescribed endosymbiotic bacterium, which results in feminization of haploid genetic males...
  16. ncbi Decreased flight performance and sperm production in drones of the honey bee (Apis mellifera) slightly infested by Varroa destructor mites during pupal development
    Pedro Duay
    Zoologisches Institut, LS Entwicklungsphysiologie, Auf der Morgenstelle 28, D 72076 Tubingen, Germany
    Genet Mol Res 1:227-32. 2002
    ..A wind tunnel was used to test unparasitized drones and drones slightly parasitized by one or two mites during pupal development, and counts were made of the number of spermatozoa that they produced...
  17. ncbi Predation, development, and oviposition by the predatory mite Amblyseius swirkii (Acari: Phytoseiidae) on tomato russet mite (Acari: Eriophyidae)
    Hong Hyun Park
    Greenhouse and Processing Crops Research Centre, Harrow, Ontario N0R 1G0, Canada
    J Econ Entomol 103:563-9. 2010
    ..lycopersici and that their populations can be maintained using alternative food sources such as cattail pollen. We suggest that the effectiveness of A. swirskii against A. lycopersici under field conditions needs next to be investigated...
  18. ncbi Molecular phylogeny of acariform mites (Acari, Arachnida): strong conflict between phylogenetic signal and long-branch attraction artifacts
    Miroslawa Dabert
    Faculty of Biology, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 56:222-41. 2010
    ..However, a formal revision of arachnid classification that would reflect these results must await future analyses...
  19. ncbi Genetic and morphological variation of bee-parasitic Tropilaelaps mites (Acari: Laelapidae): new and re-defined species
    Denis L Anderson
    CSIRO Entomology, P O Box 1700, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia
    Exp Appl Acarol 43:1-24. 2007
    b>Mites in the genus Tropilaelaps are parasites of social honeybees. Two species, Tropilaelaps clareae and T. koenigerum, have been recorded and their primary hosts are presumed to be the giant honeybees of Asia, Apis dorsata and A...
  20. ncbi Non-proteolytic house dust mite allergen, Der p 2, upregulated expression of tight junction molecule claudin-2 associated with Akt/GSK-3β/β-catenin signaling pathway
    Wei Chun Wang
    Institute of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, College of Medicine, Chung Shan Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan
    J Cell Biochem 112:1544-51. 2011
    ..It is suggested that presence of DP2 may alter epithelial junction by regulating expression of TJ molecules...
  21. ncbi The evolution of size of the uropygial gland: mutualistic feather mites and uropygial secretion reduce bacterial loads of eggshells and hatching failures of European birds
    J J Soler
    Estación Experimental de Zonas Aridas, Carretera de Sacramento s n, Cañada de San Urbano, Almeria, Spain
    J Evol Biol 25:1779-91. 2012
    ..However, uropygial gland secretions also favour the proliferation of feather mites that feed on secretions and microorganisms living on feathers that would otherwise reach eggshells during ..
  22. ncbi What's "cool" on eriophyoid mites?
    Enrico De Lillo
    Department of Biology and Chemistry of Agro Forestry and Environment Di B C A, Entomological and Zoological Section, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Bari, Via Amendola, 165 A, 70126 Bari, Italy
    Exp Appl Acarol 51:3-30. 2010
    ..Eriophyoid mites--their biology, natural enemies and control; Elsevier, 1996)...
  23. pmc Improved tRNA prediction in the American house dust mite reveals widespread occurrence of extremely short minimal tRNAs in acariform mites
    Pavel B Klimov
    University of Michigan, Museum of Zoology, 1109 Geddes Ave, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 1079, USA
    BMC Genomics 10:598. 2009
    ..Evidence started to accumulate that tRNAs of certain acariform mites are even shorter than the minimal tRNAs of nematodes, raising the possibility that tRNAs lacking both D- and T-..
  24. pmc Biological control of broad mites (Polyphagotarsonemus latus) with the generalist predator Amblyseius swirskii
    Roos van Maanen
    Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics, Science Park 904, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Exp Appl Acarol 52:29-34. 2010
    The broad mite is a serious pest of a variety of crops worldwide. Several phytoseiid mites have been described to control these mites...
  25. ncbi Atopy and house dust mite sensitization as risk factors for asthma in children
    M Miraglia Del Giudice
    Clinica Pediatrica, Seconda Universita di Napoli, Italy
    Allergy 57:169-72. 2002
    ..Recent evidence suggests that asthma is not invariably related to atopy. The aim of this study was to evaluate the frequency of atopy, asthma and sensitization to eight common allergens in a large group of children with allergic symptoms...
  26. ncbi Variable clinical responses of a scrub typhus outbred mouse model to feeding by Orientia tsutsugamushi infected mites
    Woradee Lurchachaiwong
    Department of Entomology, U S Army Medical Component, Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangkok, Thailand
    Exp Appl Acarol 58:23-34. 2012
    Rodents are the natural hosts for Leptotrombidium mites that transmit Orientia tsutsugamushi, the causative agent of scrub typhus, a potentially fatal febrile human disease. Utilizing mite lines that included O...
  27. pmc Pathogenic role of Demodex mites in blepharitis
    Jingbo Liu
    Ocular Surface Center, and Ocular Surface Research and Education Foundation, Miami, Florida 33173, USA
    Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol 10:505-10. 2010
    ..To summarize the key literature and our research experience regarding Demodex infestation as a potential cause of ocular inflammatory diseases with a special emphasis on Demodex blepharitis...
  28. ncbi IgE cross-reactivity between Ascaris lumbricoides and mite allergens: possible influences on allergic sensitization and asthma
    N Acevedo
    Institute for Immunological Research, University of Cartagena, Cartagena, Colombia
    Parasite Immunol 33:309-21. 2011
    ..diseases are common, and most of patients with asthma exhibit a predominant and strong IgE sensitization to mites. It is unknown whether co-exposure to Ascaris lumbricoides and the domestic mites Blomia tropicalis and ..
  29. ncbi Ultrastructure and bacterial infection of wounds in honey bee ( Apis mellifera) pupae punctured by Varroa mites
    G Kanbar
    Fakultat fur Biologie, Zoologisches Institut, Entwicklungsphysiologie, Eberhard Karls Universitat, Auf der Morgenstelle 28, 72076, Tubingen, Germany
    Parasitol Res 90:349-54. 2003
    ..In the capped brood cell, female mites puncture the host's integument at preferred sites in order to suck haemolymph...
  30. ncbi IgE cross-reactivity between Ascaris and domestic mite allergens: the role of tropomyosin and the nematode polyprotein ABA-1
    N Acevedo
    Institute for Immunological Research, University of Cartagena, Cartagena, Colombia
    Allergy 64:1635-43. 2009
    Analysis of cross-reactivity between the nematode Ascaris ssp. and dust mites, two important allergen sources in the tropics, will contribute in understanding their influence on asthma and atopy...
  31. pmc Social familiarity modulates group living and foraging behaviour of juvenile predatory mites
    Markus A Strodl
    Group of Arthropod Ecology and Behavior, Division of Plant Protection, Department of Crop Sciences, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Peter Jordan Strasse 82, Vienna, Austria
    Naturwissenschaften 99:303-11. 2012
    ..The observed groups consisted either of mixed-age familiar and unfamiliar juvenile mites or of age-synchronized familiar or unfamiliar juvenile mites or of pairs of familiar or unfamiliar larvae...
  32. ncbi A new eriophyid mite-borne membrane-enveloped virus-like complex isolated from plants
    Joanna M Skare
    Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology, Texas A and M University, TX 77843, USA
    Virology 347:343-53. 2006
    ..To determine the etiology, we established colonies of HPD pathogen-transmitting eriophyid wheat curl mites (Aceria tosichella) on wheat plants for maintenance of a continuous source of infected material...
  33. ncbi The predatory mite Phytoseiulus persimilis adjusts patch-leaving to own and progeny prey needs
    V Vanas
    Department of Applied Plant Sciences and Plant Biotechnology, Institute of Plant Protection, University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Peter Jordanstrasse 82, A 1190 Vienna, Austria
    Exp Appl Acarol 39:1-11. 2006
    ..2) the minimum number of prey needed to produce an egg, and (3) the ratio between eggs laid and spider mites left when a gravid P. persimilis female leaves a patch...
  34. ncbi Habitat structure and population persistence in an experimental community
    S P Ellner
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853 2701, USA
    Nature 412:538-43. 2001
    ..effects of spatial population processes in experimental systems of bean plants (Phaseolus lunatus), herbivorous mites (Tetranychus urticae) and predatory mites (Phytoseiulus persimilis)...
  35. ncbi Genetic structure of a greenhouse population of the spider mite Tetranychus urticae: spatio-temporal analysis with microsatellite markers
    M Navajas
    Centre de Biologie et Gestion de Populations, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, Campus International de Baillarguet, CS 30 016, 34988 Montferrier sur Lez Cedex, France
    Insect Mol Biol 11:157-65. 2002
    ..relatedness between pairs of individuals indicated that the distances between pairs of sisters and unrelated mites in the greenhouse were not significantly different, suggesting that mites do not tend to form patches that reside ..
  36. pmc Chrysomelidial in the opisthonotal glands of the oribatid mite, Oribotritia berlesei
    Günther Raspotnig
    Institute of Zoology, Karl Franzens University, Universitatsplatz 2, 8010, Graz, Austria
    J Chem Ecol 34:1081-8. 2008
    ..well as beta-springene and octadecadienal, are newly identified compounds in the opisthonotal glands of oribatid mites and have chemotaxonomic potential for this group...
  37. ncbi Spatial distribution and inbreeding in Tetranychus urticae
    Guillaume Le Goff
    Unité d Ecologie et de Biogéographie, Biodiversity Research Centre, Universite Catholique de Louvain, 4 5, Place Croix du Sud, B 1348 Louvain la Neuve, Belgium
    C R Biol 332:927-33. 2009
    ..Indeed, inbreeding level seems to be an important factor affecting the intra-plant spatial distribution of mites. These results confirm that mites have the capability to discriminate their kin and, moreover, that they are able ..
  38. ncbi A scientific note on the detection of honeybee viruses using real-time PCR (TaqMan) in Varroa mites collected from a Thai honeybee (Apis mellifera) apiary
    P Chantawannakul
    Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
    J Invertebr Pathol 91:69-73. 2006
    Bee parasitic mite syndrome is a disease complex of colonies simultaneously infested with Varroa destructor mites and infected with viruses and accompanied by high mortality...
  39. ncbi Nuclear magnetic resonance structure and IgE epitopes of Blo t 5, a major dust mite allergen
    Siew Leong Chan
    Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
    J Immunol 181:2586-96. 2008
    ..Findings in this study further stressed the importance of surface-charged residues on IgE binding and have implications in the cross-reactivity and use of Blo t 5 mutants as a hypoallergen for immunotherapy...
  40. ncbi Herbivore host plant selection: whitefly learns to avoid host plants that harbour predators of her offspring
    Maria Nomikou
    IBED, Population Biology, University of Amsterdam, P O Box 94084, 1090 GB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Oecologia 136:484-8. 2003
    ..that adult females of a small herbivore, the whitefly Bemisia tabaci, can learn to avoid plants with predatory mites that attack only juvenile whiteflies, while they accept host plants of the same species without predators...
  41. ncbi Phytoseiid predators as potential biological control agents for Bemisia tabaci
    M Nomikou
    IBED, Population Biology, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Exp Appl Acarol 25:271-91. 2001
    b>Mites of the family Phytoseiidae are known to be predators of whiteflies in several agroecosystems, especially of Bemisia tabaci Gennadius, a pest with high resistance to chemical insecticides that occurs in greenhouses in temperate ..
  42. ncbi Attraction of Phytoseiulus persimilis (Acari: Phytoseiidae) towards volatiles from various Tetranychus urticae-infested plant species
    C E M van den Boom
    Laboratory of Organic Chemistry, Phytochemical Section, Wageningen University, Dreijenplein 8, 6703 HB Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Bull Entomol Res 92:539-46. 2002
    ..The predatory mites were significantly attracted to the spider mite-infested leaves of all test plant species...
  43. ncbi Chemistry of the oil gland secretion of Collohmannia gigantea (Acari: Oribatida)
    G Raspotnig
    Institute of Zoology, Karl Franzens University of Graz, Universitatsplatz 2, A 8010 Graz, Austria
    Exp Appl Acarol 25:933-46. 2001
    ..All six components appeared to be present in steady relative proportions in scenting mites only, indicating their unity within the scented secretion...
  44. ncbi The role of methyl salicylate in prey searching behavior of the predatory mite phytoseiulus persimilis
    Jetske G de Boer
    Laboratory of Entomology, Wageningen University, PO Box 8031, NL 6700 EH Wageningen, The Netherlands
    J Chem Ecol 30:255-71. 2004
    ..MeSA attracted satiated predatory mites in a dose-dependent way with optimum attraction at a dose of 0.2 microg...
  45. ncbi Identification of volatiles that are used in discrimination between plants infested with prey or nonprey herbivores by a predatory mite
    Jetske G de Boer
    Laboratory of Entomology, Wageningen University PO Box 8031, 6700 EH Wageningen, The Netherlands
    J Chem Ecol 30:2215-30. 2004
    ..urticae-infested lima bean plants at different densities of spider mites, and from S. exigua-infested plants. Based on the behavioral preferences of P...
  46. ncbi Prevalence and key figures for the poultry red mite Dermanyssus gallinae infections in poultry farm systems
    Olivier Sparagano
    School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development, Newcastle University, Agriculture Building, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU, UK
    Exp Appl Acarol 48:3-10. 2009
    ..This paper reviews the prevalence rates of this poultry pest in different countries and for different farming systems and the production parameters which could be linked to this pest proliferation...
  47. pmc Herbivore-induced defense response in a model legume. Two-spotted spider mites induce emission of (E)-beta-ocimene and transcript accumulation of (E)-beta-ocimene synthase in Lotus japonicus
    Gen Ichiro Arimura
    Biotechnology Laboratory, Department of Botany, and Department of Forest Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver V6T 1Z3, British Columbia, Canada
    Plant Physiol 135:1976-83. 2004
    ..Transcripts of LjEbetaOS were induced in L. japonicus plants infested with two-spotted spider mites (Tetranychus urticae), coinciding with increasing emissions of (E)-beta-ocimene as well as other volatiles, (Z)-3-..
  48. ncbi The poultry red mite (Dermanyssus gallinae): a potential vector of pathogenic agents
    Claire Valiente Moro
    Laboratoire Microorganismes Génome et Environnement, CNRS UMR, 6023, Aubiere, France
    Exp Appl Acarol 48:93-104. 2009
    ..It was also found that D. gallinae carried other pathogens such as E. coli, Shigella sp., and Staphylococcus, thus increasing the list of pathogenic agents potentially transmitted by the mite...
  49. ncbi Feather mites (Acari: Astigmata): ecology, behavior, and evolution
    Heather C Proctor
    Australian School of Environmental Studies, Griffith University, Nathan 4111 Queensland, Australia
    Annu Rev Entomol 48:185-209. 2003
    Birds host many lineages of symbiotic mites, but the greatest diversity is shown by the three superfamilies of astigmatan feather mites: Analgoidea, Pterolichoidea, and Freyanoidea...
  50. ncbi Which factors regulate the reproduction of ectoparasites of temperate-zone cave-dwelling bats?
    Sofia Lourenço
    Departamento de Biologia Animal, Faculdade de Ciencias da Universidade de Lisboa, 1749 016, Lisboa, Portugal
    Parasitol Res 104:127-34. 2008
    ..The fact that the reproductive cycle of parasite species of such distinct taxonomic groups are similarly adjusted to that of their bat host suggests that this adjustment is a highly adaptive trait...
  51. pmc Cues of intraguild predators affect the distribution of intraguild prey
    Yasuyuki Choh
    Section of Population Biology, Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics, University of Amsterdam, Science Park 904, 1098 XH, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Oecologia 163:335-40. 2010
    ..Hence, IG-prey changed their distribution and oviposition in response to cues of IG-predators. This might weaken the strength of IG-predation, possibly providing more opportunities for IG-prey and IG-predators to co-exist...
  52. ncbi Phytoseiid predators suppress populations of Bemisia tabaci on cucumber plants with alternative food
    Maria Nomikou
    IBED, Population Biology, University of Amsterdam, P O Box 94084, 1090 GB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Exp Appl Acarol 27:57-68. 2002
    ..Predatory mites were released 2 weeks in advance of the release of B. tabaci...
  53. ncbi Below-ground plant parts emit herbivore-induced volatiles: olfactory responses of a predatory mite to tulip bulbs infested by rust mites
    N S Aratchige
    Section Population Biology, Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics, University of Amsterdam, Kruislaan, SM Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Exp Appl Acarol 33:21-30. 2004
    Although odour-mediated interactions among plants, spider mites and predatory mites have been extensively studied above-ground, belowground studies are in their infancy...
  54. ncbi Identification and characterization of a novel allergen from Blomia tropicalis: Blo t 21
    Yun Feng Gao
    Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 120:105-12. 2007
    ..Allergenic components from Blomia tropicalis are important triggers of allergies in the tropics...
  55. ncbi Expression of a barley cystatin gene in maize enhances resistance against phytophagous mites by altering their cysteine-proteases
    Laura Carrillo
    Dpto Biología Medioambiental, Centro de Investigaciones Biologicas, CSIC, Ramiro de Maeztu 9, 28040 Madrid, Spain
    Plant Cell Rep 30:101-12. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the effects of barley cystatins on two phytophagous spider mites, Tetranychus urticae and Brevipalpus chilensis...
  56. ncbi Vectorial role of some dermanyssoid mites (Acari, Mesostigmata, Dermanyssoidea)
    C Valiente Moro
    Unité Mixte de Recherche PEV ENVL INRA 958, Service de Parasitologie, Ecole Nationale Veterinaire de Lyon, 1, avenue Bourgelat, BP 83, 69280 Marcy l Etoile, France
    Parasite 12:99-109. 2005
    ..Since the role of this superfamily is at present largely unknown, we have reviewed the vectorial role of these mites in the appearance, survival and propagation of pathogens...
  57. ncbi High prevalence of Demodex in eyelashes with cylindrical dandruff
    Ying Ying Gao
    Ocular Surface Center and Ocular Surface Research and Education Foundation, 7000 SW 97 Avenue, Miami, FL 33173, USA
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 46:3089-94. 2005
    ..To determine the prevalence of Demodex in eyelashes with cylindrical dandruff (CD)...
  58. ncbi Mitochondrial genome analysis of the predatory mite Phytoseiulus persimilis and a revisit of the Metaseiulus occidentalis mitochondrial genome
    Wannes Dermauw
    Department of Crop Protection, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, B 9000, Ghent, Belgium
    Genome 53:285-301. 2010
    ..Finally, we report that at least 15 of the 22 tRNAs in the M. occidentalis mt genome can be folded into canonical cloverleaf structures similar to their counterparts in P. persimilis...
  59. ncbi Evaluation of the poultry red mite, Dermanyssus gallinae (Acari: Dermanyssidae) susceptibility to some acaricides in field populations from Italy
    M Marangi
    Dipartimento PrIME and Centro Interdipartimentale Bioagromed, Facolta di Agraria, Universita degli Studi di Foggia, 71100, Foggia, Italy
    Exp Appl Acarol 48:11-8. 2009
    ..A minimum of 3,000 mites of all stages were collected from each farm and were tested with five acaricide concentrations (5, 10, 20, 50, 100%..
  60. pmc Order of invasion affects the spatial distribution of a reciprocal intraguild predator
    Tessa van der Hammen
    Section of Population Biology, IBED, University of Amsterdam, Science Park 904, 1098 XH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Oecologia 163:79-89. 2010
    ..This may facilitate coexistence of two intraguild predators that would exclude each other in well-mixed populations...
  61. ncbi The biology of dust mites and the remediation of mite allergens in allergic disease
    L G Arlian
    Department of Biological Sciences, Wright State University, Dayton, OH 45435, USA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 107:S406-13. 2001
    In most temperate humid areas of the world, house dust mites are a major source of multiple allergens in house dust...
  62. ncbi Progress and opportunities in the development of vaccines against mites, fleas and myiasis-causing flies of veterinary importance
    A J Nisbet
    Moredun Research Institute, Edinburgh, UK
    Parasite Immunol 28:165-72. 2006
    ....
  63. ncbi Allergenic cross-reactivity between the nematode Anisakis simplex and the dust mites Acarus siro, Lepidoglyphus destructor, Tyrophagus putrescentiae, and Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus
    E Johansson
    Department of Medicine, Unit of Clinical Immunology and Allergy, Karolinska Institutet and Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
    Allergy 56:660-6. 2001
    ..simplex and four different dust-mite species. METHODS: Serum samples collected from 69 farmers allergic to dust mites were analyzed for IgE to A. simplex by CAP FEIA. Allergenic cross-reactivity between A...
  64. ncbi Population responses to perturbations: the importance of trait-based analysis illustrated through a microcosm experiment
    Arpat Ozgul
    Department of Life Sciences, Imperial College London, Silwood Park, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7PY, United Kingdom
    Am Nat 179:582-94. 2012
    ..Here we conducted an experimental study on soil mites and investigated the interaction between demography and an individual trait over a period of nonstationary ..
  65. ncbi Immunoglobulin E reactivity of native Blo t 5, a major allergen of Blomia tropicalis
    F C Yi
    Department of Paediatrics, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
    Clin Exp Allergy 34:1762-7. 2004
    ..Although the recombinant Blo t 5 has been well characterized, relatively less is known about its native counterparts and the allergenicity comparison of the native and recombinant Blo t 5 allergens has not been reported...
  66. ncbi Morphological, molecular and cross-breeding analysis of geographic populations of coconut-mite associated predatory mites identified as Neoseiulus baraki: evidence for cryptic species?
    Nazer Famah Sourassou
    International Institute of Tropical Agriculture IITA, 08 BP 0932, Cotonou, Benin, West Africa
    Exp Appl Acarol 57:15-36. 2012
    Surveys were conducted in Brazil, Benin and Tanzania to collect predatory mites as candidates for control of the coconut mite Aceria guerreronis Keifer, a serious pest of coconut fruits...
  67. ncbi Anatomy and fine structure of pedicellar glands in phoretic deutonymphs of uropodid mites (Acari: Mesostigmata)
    Daria Bajerlein
    Department of Animal Taxonomy and Ecology, Faculty of Biology, A Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland
    Arthropod Struct Dev 41:245-57. 2012
    Phoretic deutonymphs of uropodid mites are attached to their carrier via an anal pedicel which is formed by a secretion from the pedicellar gland...
  68. ncbi Daycare centers and schools as sources of exposure to mites, cockroach, and endotoxin in the city of São Paulo, Brazil
    Vera E V Rullo
    Division of Allergy, Clinical Immunology, and Rheumatology, Department of Pediatrics, Paulista School of Medicine, Federal University of Sao Paulo, Av Bandeirantes 3900, Ribeirao Preto, Sao Paulo, CEP 14049 900, Brazil
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 110:582-8. 2002
    Public places, including schools, have been identified as sources of exposure to allergens derived from mites, cockroach, cat, and dog and to endotoxin.
  69. ncbi Allergy to house dust mites and asthma
    Evelyn Milián
    Department of Microbiology, School of Medicine, Medical Sciences Campus, University of Puerto Rico, PO Box 365067, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00936 5067
    P R Health Sci J 23:47-57. 2004
    House dust mites have been shown to be important sources of indoor allergens associated with asthma and other allergic conditions...
  70. pmc A study on the immunological basis of the dissociation between type I-hypersensitivity skin reactions to Blomia tropicalis antigens and serum anti-B. tropicalis IgE antibodies
    João Cm Ponte
    Departamento de Biointeração, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Av, Reitor Miguel Calmon, sem no, Canela, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
    BMC Immunol 12:34. 2011
    ....
  71. ncbi Intestinal proteases of free-living and parasitic astigmatid mites
    Deborah C Holt
    Menzies School of Health Research, Charles Darwin University, PO Box 41096, Casuarina, NT, 0811, Australia
    Cell Tissue Res 351:339-52. 2013
    Among arthropod pests, mites are responsible for considerable damage to crops, humans and other animals...
  72. ncbi Compatibility of spinosad with predaceous mites (Acari) used to control Frankliniella occidentalis (Pergande) (Thysanoptera: Thripidae)
    Touhidur Rahman
    School of Animal Biology, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, WA, Australia
    Pest Manag Sci 67:993-1003. 2011
    ..Predatory mites Typhlodromips montdorensis (Schicha), Neoseiulus cucumeris (Oudemans) and Hypoaspis miles (Berlese) have been used ..
  73. ncbi Communities of uropodine mites (Acari: Mesostigmata) in selected oak-hornbeam forests of the Wielkopolska region (Poland)
    Agnieszka Napierała
    Department of General Zoology, Adam Mickiewicz University, ul Umultowska 89, 61 614, Poznan, Poland
    Exp Appl Acarol 49:291-303. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to compare the communities of uropodine mites in selected parts of a forest, differing in stand age and composition, physical soil condition and degree of ..
  74. ncbi Review of the carriage of zoonotic bacteria by arthropods, with special reference to Salmonella in mites, flies and litter beetles
    A D Wales
    Department of Food and Environmental Safety, Veterinary Laboratories Agency, New Haw, Addlestone, Surrey, UK
    Zoonoses Public Health 57:299-314. 2010
    ..litter and manure provide good conditions for the growth, multiplication and protection of flies, beetles and mites, and where zoonotic pathogens such as Salmonella and Campylobacter are prevalent...
  75. ncbi Spermatophore deposition throughout the day by the plum rust mite, Aculus fockeui
    Katarzyna Michalska
    Department of Applied Entomology, Warsaw Agricultural University, 02 787 Warsaw, Nowoursynowska 166, Poland
    Exp Appl Acarol 35:111-6. 2005
  76. ncbi Behavioural studies on eriophyoid mites: an overview
    Katarzyna Michalska
    Department of Applied Entomology, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Nowoursynowska 159, 02 776 Warsaw, Poland
    Exp Appl Acarol 51:31-59. 2010
    Eriophyoid mites are excellent candidates for ethological research using the approaches of behavioural ecology and sociobiology...
  77. pmc Prey attack and predators defend: counterattacking prey trigger parental care in predators
    Sara Magalhães
    University of Amsterdam, Population Biology Section, PO Box 94084, 1090 GB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Proc Biol Sci 272:1929-33. 2005
    ..one may wonder "who is the predator and who is the prey"! Experiments with "predatory" mites and thrips "prey" showed that young, vulnerable prey counterattack by killing young predators and adult ..
  78. ncbi Do mites phoretic on elm bark beetles contribute to the transmission of Dutch elm disease?
    John C Moser
    Southern Research Station, USDA Forest Service, 2500 Shreveport Highway, Pineville, LA 71360, USA
    Naturwissenschaften 97:219-27. 2010
    ..These insects carry phoretic mites to new, suitable habitats. The aim of this study was to record and quantify conidia and ascospores of O...
  79. ncbi Complex response in size-related traits of bulb mites (Rhizoglyphus robini) under elevated thermal conditions - an experimental evolution approach
    Agata Plesnar-Bielak
    Institute of Environmental Sciences, Jagiellonian University, Gronostajowa 7, 30 387 Krakow, Poland
    J Exp Biol 216:4542-8. 2013
    ..In our study we subjected bulb mites (non-model, soil organisms that normally experience rather stable thermal conditions) to experimental evolution in ..
  80. ncbi The ecological distribution of reproductive mode in oribatid mites, as related to biological complexity
    Jennifer M Cianciolo
    Department of Biology, Indiana University, Jordon Hall, 1001 East 3rd Street, Bloomington, IN 47401, USA
    Exp Appl Acarol 40:1-25. 2006
    The high incidence of asexuality in oribatid mites presents an unusual opportunity for examining hypotheses for the maintenance of sex...
  81. ncbi Orchid fleck virus: Brevipalpus californicus mite transmission, biological properties and genome structure
    Hideki Kondo
    Research Institute for Bioresources, Okayama University, Kurashiki 710 0046, Japan
    Exp Appl Acarol 30:215-23. 2003
    ..Viruliferous mites retain their infectivity for 3 weeks on a virus-immune host...
  82. ncbi Patterns of diversity and abundance of fleas and mites in the Neotropics: host-related, parasite-related and environment-related factors
    P M Linardi
    Departamento de Parasitologia, Instituto de Ciencias Biologicas, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
    Med Vet Entomol 27:49-58. 2013
    ..environmental factors on the diversity and abundance of two ectoparasite taxa, fleas (Insecta: Siphonaptera) and mites (Acari: Mesostigmata), parasitic on small mammals (rodents and marsupials), were studied in different localities ..
  83. ncbi Spatiotemporal distribution of insects and mites in horizontally stored wheat
    Christos G Athanassiou
    Laboratory of Agricultural Zoology and Entomology, Agricultural University of Athens, 75 Iera Odos, 11855, Athens, Attica, Greece
    J Econ Entomol 98:1058-69. 2005
    ..with approximately 45 tons of hard wheat, to assess the spatiotemporal distribution of stored-product insects and mites. The wheat was stored in a 1.5-m-deep bulk from June 2001 until March 2002...
  84. ncbi Enzymatic activity in extracts of allergy-causing astigmatid mites
    Marjorie S Morgan
    Department of Biological Sciences, Wright State University, Dayton, OH 45435, USA
    J Med Entomol 43:1200-7. 2006
    Many of the previously characterized allergens of house dust mites are known to be proteases, and this enzymatic activity is thought to contribute to their allergenicity...
  85. pmc Clinical significance of mites in urine
    Leigh A Dini
    Parasitology Reference Unit, National Institute for Communicable Diseases, Private Bag X4, Sandringham 2131, South Africa
    J Clin Microbiol 43:6200-1. 2005
    ..The possibility of gut or bladder mite infection should be entertained only after repeated identification of mites in urine or stool samples from a symptomatic patient with no other cause for the symptoms and where the ..
  86. ncbi Acaricide toxicity and resistance in larvae of different strains of Tetranychus urticae and Panonychus ulmi (Acari: Tetranychidae)
    R Nauen
    Bayer AG, Agrochemicals Division, Research Insecticides, D 51368 Leverkusen, Germany
    Pest Manag Sci 57:253-61. 2001
    ..Larvae of one of the field-derived strains of T urticae, BR, showed a lower susceptibility to a number of compounds, whilst the others were susceptible to all compounds except the organophosphates...
  87. ncbi Host plants of Brevipalpus californicus, B. obovatus, and B. phoenicis (Acari: Tenuipalpidae) and their potential involvement in the spread of viral diseases vectored by these mites
    Carl C Childers
    Entomology and Nematology Department, University of Florida, IFAS, Citrus Research and Education Center, 700 Experiment Station Road, Lake Alfred, FL 33850, USA
    Exp Appl Acarol 30:29-105. 2003
    ..Geographical differences in the three species of Brevipalpus identified on different plant species within the same genus are common...
  88. ncbi Parasites and pathogens of mites
    G Poinar
    Department of Entomology, Oregon State University, Corvallis 97331, USA
    Annu Rev Entomol 43:449-69. 1998
    b>Mites are an ancient group of arachnids that have had some 400 million years to adapt to a variety of conditions on Earth...
  89. ncbi Early sensitization to house dust mite is a major risk factor for subsequent development of bronchial asthma in Japanese infants with atopic dermatitis: results of a 4-year followup study
    Yusei Ohshima
    Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Fukui Medical University, Yoshida gun, Japan
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 89:265-70. 2002
    ..Bronchial asthma (BA) often develops in children with atopic dermatitis (AD). Identification of factors that could predict the development of asthma in children with AD is useful for early intervention...
  90. ncbi Biological control of sciarid and phorid pests of mushroom with predatory mites from the genus Hypoaspis(Acari: Hypoaspidae) and the entomopathogenic nematode Steinernema feltiae
    S Jess
    Department of Agriculture and Rural Development for Northern Ireland, Newforge Lane, Belfast BT9 5PX, UK
    Bull Entomol Res 94:159-67. 2004
    In small-scale experiments, the predatory mites, Hypoaspis aculeifer (Canestrini) and H...
  91. ncbi Astigmatid mites (Acari: Sarcoptiformes) of forensic interest
    Barry M OConnor
    Museum of Zoology and Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 1079, USA
    Exp Appl Acarol 49:125-33. 2009
    This paper reviews the occurrence of mites of the infraorder Astigmata in situations involving the legal system, particularly in the area of medicocriminal entomology...
  92. ncbi Immune response to sublingual immunotherapy in children allergic to mites
    S Barberi
    Pediatric Unit, Sant Andrea Hospital, NESMOS Department, Faculty of Medicine and Psychology, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
    J Biol Regul Homeost Agents 25:627-34. 2011
    ..IL-10 significantly increased, whereas Th2-dependent and pro-inflammatory cytokines significantly decreased. In conclusion, the present study demonstrates that 2-year SLIT is capable of inducing immunologic hyporeactivity to mites.
  93. ncbi Resistance and immune response in scabies-infested hosts immunized with Dermatophagoides mites
    L G Arlian
    Department of Biological Sciences, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 52:539-45. 1995
    ..farinae/D. pteronyssinus antigens/epitopes can sensitize the hosts to scabies mites and induce protective immunity...
  94. ncbi Maternal manipulation of hatching asynchrony limits sibling cannibalism in the predatory mite Phytoseiulus persimilis
    P Schausberger
    Institute of Plant Protection, Department of Applied Plant Sciences and Plant Biotechnology, University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria
    J Anim Ecol 77:1109-14. 2008
    ..Such a behaviour may be considered a simple form of maternal care increasing the survival prospects of offspring...
  95. ncbi A new quill mite species (Acari: Syringophilidae) parasitising tinamous (Aves: Tinamiformes)
    Maciej Skoracki
    Department of Animal Morphology, Adam Mickiewicz University, Umultowska 89, 61 614 Poznan, Poland
    Syst Parasitol 81:109-13. 2012
    ..These data indirectly support the hypothesis that the cheyletoid-like predatory ancestor of the Syringophilidae switched to parasitism before the divergence of the avian hosts into the two major clades Palaeognathae and Neognathae...
  96. ncbi Compatibility of Neoseiulus paspalivorus and Proctolaelaps bickleyi, candidate biocontrol agents of the coconut mite Aceria guerreronis: spatial niche use and intraguild predation
    L M Lawson-Balagbo
    Department of Applied Plant Sciences and Plant Biotechnology, Institute of Plant Protection, University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Peter Jordanstrasse 82, 1190, Vienna, Austria
    Exp Appl Acarol 45:1-13. 2008
    ..Neoseiulus paspalivorus and Proctolaelaps bickleyi are two of the most frequently found predatory mites associated with A. guerreronis on coconut fruits...
  97. ncbi Candidate predators for biological control of the poultry red mite Dermanyssus gallinae
    Izabela Lesna
    Section Population Biology, Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics, University of Amsterdam, Kruislaan 320, 1098 SM, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Exp Appl Acarol 48:63-80. 2009
    ..Biological control by the introduction of predatory mites is one of the various options for controlling poultry red mites...
  98. ncbi Erinea formation on Quercus ilex leaves: anatomical, physiological and chemical responses of leaf trichomes against mite attack
    Anastasia Karioti
    Department of Pharmacognosy and Chemistry of Natural Products, School of Pharmacy, Athens, Greece
    Phytochemistry 72:230-7. 2011
    ..On the other hand the feeding of eriophyoid mites on leaf surfaces can cause hyperplasia of leaf trichomes (erinea formation)...
  99. ncbi Resistance to 2-tridecanone in Tetranychus urticae: effects of induced resistance, cross-resistance and heritability
    E A Chatzivasileiadis
    University of Amsterdam, Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics, The Netherlands
    Exp Appl Acarol 25:717-30. 2001
    ..Between-strain differences, however, may be concealed by toxin accumulation and/or cross-resistance. Mites do accumulate 2-tridecanone to a considerable extent, but we have shown before that this cannot explain the lack ..
  100. ncbi Inter- and intra-specific variation within the genus Psoroptes (Acari: Psoroptidae)
    P G Bates
    School of Biological Sciences, University College of North Wales, Bangor, UK
    Vet Parasitol 83:201-17. 1999
    ..cuniculi, and the sheep scab mite, P. ovis are variants of the same species. Information was collected from published literature and from the results of unpublished studies carried out at the VLA, Weybridge over the last 10 years...
  101. ncbi Cryptic species of mites (Uropodoidea: Uroobovella spp.) associated with burying beetles (Silphidae: Nicrophorus): the collapse of a host generalist revealed by molecular and morphological analyses
    Wayne Knee
    Carleton University, Department of Biology, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 65:276-86. 2012
    Uroobovella (Mesostigmata: Uropodoidea: Urodinychidae) species are among the most common mites associated with carrion-feeding Nicrophorus (Silphidae) beetles. Previous taxonomic understanding suggests that a single host generalist, U...

Research Grants62

  1. Environmental Chitin Exposure in the Pathogenesis of Asthma
    Rene M Roy; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Exposure to common environmental allergens along with respiratory allergies to house dust mites, fungal spores, and cockroaches are risk factors in the development of asthma...
  2. Development and validation of a chitin assay for environmental samples
    CHRISTINE ANNE ROGERS; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..of [unreadable]1-4-N-acetyl-D-glucosamine and is a structural component of common indoor organisms such as dust mites, cockroaches, and fungi that are known asthma triggers...
  3. SCABIES: BIOLOGY, CULTURE, HOST SPECIFICITY AND ANTIGENS
    Larry G Arlian; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..signaling pathways used by the host's cells);(2) identify species-specific antigenic molecules from scabies mites that could be used to develop new diagnostic methods (e.g...
  4. The Role of Plasmids in Rickettsia Biology
    ULRIKE GERTRUD MUNDERLOH; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Many Rickettsia species are associated with blood-feeding arthropods (ticks, lice, fleas and mites) that serve as vectors for their transmission to vertebrate hosts...
  5. Role of the Prolyl Isomerase Pin1 in the Development and Treatment of Asthma
    Kun Ping Lu; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..For example, it has been shown that house dust mites (HDM) allergens activate TLR4 signaling in epithelial cells to produce cytokines, including IL-33, which activates ..
  6. Antigenic determinants of asthma-associated allergens for design of immunotherapy
    Anna Pomes; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Der p 1 and Der f 1 are cysteine proteases produced by the dust mites Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus and D. farinae, respectively...
  7. A Discrete Event Simulation Model of Environmental Exposures and Pediatric Asthma
    Jonathan I Levy; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Ventilation changes can also influence indoor temperature and humidity, altering conditions for mold, dust mites, and other allergens, and residents may respond to changes in indoor conditions in ways that would offset the ..
  8. Safety and Efficacy of Single-use Cliradex Pads for Ocular Mites
    Scheffer C G Tseng; Fiscal Year: 2012
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Demodex mites are microscopic ectoparasites that commonly infest the pilosebaceous unit of the skin...
  9. Characterization of Floor Level Aerosol (PM) Exposure and Childhood Asthma
    Stuart Shalat; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The results of the laboratory analysis for endotoxins, molds and allergens for cockroaches (Bla g Yz), dust mites (Der f 1/p 1), dog (Can f 1), cat (Pel d 1) and mouse (Mus ml) will be evaluated for association with reporting of ..
  10. High Throughput Immunoassay for Flagellin
    Eva King; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Allergic sensitization to household allergens (dust mites, cat, dog, mouse, cockroach, molds) is a major risk factor for the development of asthma...
  11. Modulation of Dectin-2 as a Therapeutic Approach to Dust Mite-Elicited Asthma
    Yoshihide Kanaoka; Fiscal Year: 2013
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): House dust mites are one of the commonest aeroallergens for bronchial asthma worldwide, and 50 - 85% of asthmatics are typically allergic to house dust mites...
  12. REPRODUCTION IN TICKS AND MITES
    James Oliver; Fiscal Year: 1993
    ..objective of this research is to understand more about productive mechanisms and their evolution in acarines (mites and ticks) and other ectoparasites vectors of public health importance which exhibit different parasitic habits ..
  13. ANTIGENIC STRUCTURE OF PURIFIED HOUSE DUST MITE ALLERGEN
    Martin Chapman; Fiscal Year: 1992
    House dust mites (Dermatophagoides) are an important cause of allergic diseases such as perennial rhinitis, asthma and atopic dermatitis and the two principal species, D. pteronyssinus and D...
  14. Deactivating Indoor Allergens Associated with Childhood Asthma
    ALLAN M QUICK; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Common allergenic proteins are produced, for example, by household dust mites and cats...
  15. US-UK Collab: Understanding the effects of spatial structure on the evolution
    JACOBUS DE ROODE; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..This proposal takes advantage of honeybees (Apis mellifera) and their destructive parasitic mites (Varroa destructor) to study the role of spatial structure in virulence evolution...
  16. Socio-Cultural Influences on Allergic Sensitization
    Ginger Chew; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..in life than other children in NYC because they do travel to tropical environments where different types of dust mites are more abundant than in NYC...
  17. FACILITY RENOVATION AND ANNENBERG CAGE WASH FACILITIY
    Kenneth Davis; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..the cage wash support area will assist in the eradication of various rodent pathogens (pinworms, MHV, GD-7, mites) which have previously limited the housing options for this facility...
  18. Tea Tree Oil for Treating Ocular Demodex Infestation
    Scheffer Tseng; Fiscal Year: 2009
    Demodex (folliculorum and brevis) mites are microscopic ectoparasites that commonly infest the pilosebaceous unit of the skin...
  19. Asthma and Lead Prevention in Chicago Public Housing
    Rachel Rosenberg; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..in persons predisposed to the disease, including exposure to cockroach allergens, furry/feathered pets, dust mites, rodents, endotoxins, and pesticide sprays...
  20. DUST MITE, COCKROACH AND CAT ALLERGENS IN ASTHMA
    Thomas Platts Mills; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..These studies utilize rapid sensitive monoclonal antibody based immunoassays for allergens derived from dust mites of the genus Dermatophagoides, the cat Felis domesticus and cockroaches, eg. Blatella germanica...
  21. Asthma Education Conference for Tribal Health Officers Serving the Aberdeen Area
    David Osterberg; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..to environmental tobacco smoke, allergens and endotoxins, molds and insects, biological contaminants such as dust mites, chemical contaminants such as pesticides and formaldehyde, exhaust from wood-burning stoves, and motor vehicle ..
  22. Rodent Allergen in Homes of Latino Children with Asthma
    Jill Berg; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Indoor environmental allergens such as cockroaches, dust mites, mold, pet dander, tobacco smoke and other agents can be effectively controlled and have been linked to a ..
  23. Communities Organized Against Asthma and Lead (COAL)
    Jonathan Ward; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Paint samples will be tested for lead. Levels of allergens (dust mites, mold spores, pollen) in the air will be determined, irritant chemicals and allergens from insects and rodents ..
  24. IMMUNOTHERAPY OF CHILDHOOD ASTHMA
    N Adkinson; Fiscal Year: 1993
    ..Clinically significant household allergens including animal dander, dust mites (Dermatophagoides species), and common mold spores will be assessed by home inspections and antigenic analysis of ..
  25. COMMUNITY BASED ASTHMA INTERVENTION IN PREGNANT WOMEN
    Victoria Persky; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..and course of asthma, including exposure to in utero and passive smoke, pets, molds, cockroaches, and dust mites. Primary endpoints of the study will be incidence of wheezing and diagnosed asthma in the first year of life...
  26. NATIONAL COOPERATIVE INNER-CITY ASTHMA STUDY
    James Stout; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..the coordinated care intervention plus specific interventions designed to minimize the child's exposure to dust mites and environmental tobacco smoke (ETS)...
  27. GENES CODING FOR INVERTEBRATE GAP JUNCTIONS
    ROBERT WYMAN; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..for humans, as well as a host of ectoparasitic insects ( and probably mites) of veterinary importance...
  28. CLONING AND EXPRESSION OF A NEUROTOXIN GENE
    KATHERINE SPINDLER; Fiscal Year: 1990
    ..general neurobiological studies have been severly limited due to the inconvenience of rearing large quantities of mites and the difficulty in obtaining venom from such small organisms...
  29. UVA Asthma and Allergic Diseases Center
    Thomas Platts Mills; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Understanding the mechanisms involved is essential for defining new approaches to treatment and prevention and also for explaining the increasing prevalence of asthma. ..
  30. Epidemiology of asthma: risk and prognosis in a cohort from birth to adolescence
    Syed Hasan Arshad; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Our work brings together a multidisciplinary research team with a proven record of collaboration and expertise in respiratory medicine, allergy and immunology, epidemiology, genetics, and biostatistics. ..
  31. Hormone-induced inflammation and prostate cancer
    Shuk Mei Ho; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Results from our studies should help explicate the relation between inflammation and carcinogenesis in the human prostate, a topic of intense debate. ..
  32. Progesterone-mediated protection against ovarian cancer
    Shuk Mei Ho; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Results from this proposal have the potential to generate new strategies for the prevention and treatment of OCa. ..
  33. Novel genetic markers for the yellow fever mosquito
    Zhijian Tu; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..aegypti in natural populations. ..
  34. Rapid Test for Monitoring Dust Mite Avoidance in Homes
    Martin Chapman; Fiscal Year: 2004
    Allergens found in the home derived from dust mites, animal dander, cockroaches and fungi are commonly associated with the development of asthma...
  35. Estrogen Receptor-beta and Prostate Function
    Shuk Mei Ho; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..They will also identify new ER-beta/antiestrogen regulating genes and illuminate potential roles of ER-beta in prostate carcinogenesis and utility of ER-beta SERMs in prostate cancer treatment. ..
  36. Metallothionein & Cadmium Carcinogenesis in the Prostate
    Shuk Mei Ho; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  37. CYP1A1, estrogen metabolism and ovarian carcinogenesis
    Shuk Mei Ho; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..abstract_text> ..
  38. The 18th Annual Meeting of the SBUR: Epigenetics and GU Disorders
    Shuk Mei Ho; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..In order for such interactions to occur, the trainees need support for their travel expenses. If funded, this grant will contribute significantly to the educational objectives of this meeting. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  39. PROSTATIC DIFFERENTIATION AND SEX HORMONE METABOLISM
    Shuk Mei Ho; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..Data from these studies are expected to uncover the underlying mechanisms of early prostate carcinogenesis. ..
  40. Language, Literacy, Culture: Communication of Health Concepts
    DOUGLAS BRUGGE; Fiscal Year: 2006
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  41. Comparative Genomics of Anopheline Mosquitoes
    Zhijian Tu; Fiscal Year: 2006
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  42. CHARACTERIZATION & ORGANIZATION OF TRANSPOSABLE ELEMENTS
    Zhijian Tu; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..gambiae s. s. and its species complex. We will focus on DNA transposons and miniature inverted-repeats TEs (MITEs), which share essential structures and probably similar transposition mechanisms...
  43. Characterization and Expression of microRNA Genes in Anopheles gambiae
    Zhijian Tu; Fiscal Year: 2007
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  44. Cytokine Polymorphisms and Hodgkin Lymphoma Risk
    Wendy Cozen; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..This study is important since it may will lead to identification of causal genetic factors which may offer alternative therapeutic strategies or prevention. ..
  45. Mouse Allergen and Asthma Intervention Trial
    Elizabeth Matsui; Fiscal Year: 2007
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  46. RISK FACTORS FOR YOUNG ADULT HODGKIN'S DISEASE IN TWINS
    Wendy Cozen; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..6 and as high as 2.0 at 80% power. A matched case-control analysis will be performed using multivariate logistic regression in SAS. ..
  47. The Genetic Epidemiology of Asthma in Costa Rica
    JUAN CELEDON; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..In addition, it will create a bank of phenotypic and genotypic information that will facilitate further hypothesis testing in a unique patient cohort. ..
  48. COCKROACH ALLERGEN EXPOSURE IN CHILDHOOD ASTHMA
    Sampson Sarpong; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Insights gained from this work may lead to preventive measures which may reduce the prevalence and morbidity of childhood asthma. ..
  49. GENE-ENVIRONMENT INTERACTIONS IN ASTHMA DEVELOPMENT
    Brian Leaderer; Fiscal Year: 2005
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  50. Healthy Homes II: Environmental/Clinical Asthma Control
    James Krieger; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..health status and quality of life, medical care utilization, and exposure to indoor asthma triggers (mites, roaches, mold, tobacco smoke, and pets)...
  51. The role of aquatic Invertebrates in M. ulcerans Disease
    RICHARD MERRITT; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..g., deforestation, agriculture), BU incidence, and limnological and biological characteristics of waterbodies to better understand the epidemiology of this important emerging disease. ..
  52. Mouse Allergen Exposure & Mouse Allergic Sensitization
    Elizabeth Matsui; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..In addition, improvements in the prediction of allergic sensitization would allow interventions to be targeted in a more practical and efficient manner to those at highest risk. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  53. Ecological relationships of Mycobacterium Infection
    RICHARD MERRITT; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ....
  54. Risk Factors for Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma in Twins
    Wendy Cozen; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..6 and as high as 1.8. A matched case-control analysis using SAS will be performed using multivariate logistic regression. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  55. Indoor and Outdoor NO2 and Asthma Severity in Children
    Brian Leaderer; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Household gas appliances and traffic-related pollution may represent important environmental exposures for asthmatic children, for which effective interventions can be developed to reduce asthma morbidity. ..
  56. Metagenomic analysis of the human virome
    Eric L Delwart; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..This metagenomic survey of non-human nucleic acids in humans will therefore begin the task of determining the full range of viral diversity in humans. ..
  57. Plant Transposases and their MITEs
    Susan Wessler; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This study focuses on miniature inverted repeat transposable elements (MITEs), a large and diverse group that is the most relevant TE associated with the genes of flowering plants, especially ..
  58. Mouse Allergen and Inner-City Asthma
    Elizabeth C Matsui; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....
  59. Sublingual Immunotherapy in Dust Mite Allergy
    Robert Bush; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Lastly, we will monitor and assess the tolerability and safety of SLIT in the treatment of allergic disease. [unreadable] [unreadable]..