TITLE

Gene—environment interactions in asthma

AUTHOR(S)
McLeish, S.; Turner, S. W.
PUB. DATE
November 2007
SOURCE
Archives of Disease in Childhood;Nov2007, Vol. 92 Issue 11, p1032
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The underlying pathogenesis of asthma, one of the most common chronic diseases of childhood, is not fully understood. There is a well-documented heritable component to this disease and environmental factors associated with a Westernised lifestyle have also been implicated; recent studies suggest gene-environment interactions are important in the development of this disease. In the absence of a previous review in children, the present report presents the accumulating evidence for gene-environment interactions in asthma pathogenesis. Studies of these interactions in different populations have yielded both expected and unexpected results. This is a new and rapidly developing field where there are currently many more questions than answers.
ACCESSION #
27607728

 

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