Advances in asthma and allergy genetics in 2007

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Abstract

This review discusses the main advances in the genetics of asthma and allergy published in the Journal in 2007. The association studies discussed herein addressed 3 main topics: the effect of the environment and gene-environment interactions on asthma/allergy susceptibility, the contribution of TH2 immunity gene variants to allergic inflammation, and the role of filaggrin mutations in atopic dermatitis and associated phenotypes. Other articles revealed novel, potentially important candidate genes or confirmed known ones. Collectively, the works published in 2007 reiterate that allergy and asthma are typical complex diseases; that is, they are disorders in which intricate interactions among environmental and genetic factors modify disease susceptibility by altering the fundamental structural and functional properties of target organs at critical developmental windows.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)267-271
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Volume122
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2008

Keywords

  • Allergy
  • association studies
  • asthma
  • genetics
  • single nucleotide polymorphisms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology

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