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Table 1 Effects on cell shrinking and desquamation of house dust mite (HDM) extract and three recombinant allergens: Der p1, Der p2 and Der p5 (in μg/ml).

From: House dust mite major allergens Der p 1 and Der p 5 activate human airway-derived epithelial cells by protease-dependent and protease-independent mechanisms

  No Effect Shrinking Desquamation
Der p1 0 – 1 10 100*
Der p5 0 – 10 100 NA
Der p2 1 – 100 NA NA
HDM extract 0 – 1 2 – 10 50 – 400*
  1. * = viability of cells ≥97%; NA = not applicable.