Adrienne Nagy

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Several data indicate a connection between Chlamydophila pneumoniae infection and asthma. Although C. pneumoniae is a common cause of infection, not all infected patients develop asthma. This suggests that certain individuals may be genetically predisposed to the chronic effects of C. pneumoniae infection on airway functions. We investigated the possible(More)
Air pollution and subsequent increased oxidative stress have long been recognized as contributing factors for asthma phenotypes. Individual susceptibility to oxidative stress is determined by genetic variations of the antioxidant defence system. In this study, we analysed the association between environmental nitrogen dioxide (NO2) exposure and single(More)
Genetic studies indicate high number of potential factors related to asthma. Based on earlier linkage analyses we selected the 11q13 and 14q22 asthma susceptibility regions, for which we designed a partial genome screening study using 145 SNPs in 1201 individuals (436 asthmatic children and 765 controls). The results were evaluated with traditional(More)
In the last few years, it has been recognized that the unbalanced regulation of survival and apoptosis of bronchial inflammatory cells is a key component in the development of asthma. Baculoviral IAP repeat containing 5 (BIRC5) (also known as survivin) is an important anti-apoptotic protein that has been implicated in many cancer types, and recent studies(More)
BACKGROUND Although several studies found associations between infection with Chlamydia pneumoniae and asthma, these were mainly restricted to the exacerbation of the symptoms in adults with known asthma. Data about the role of C pneumoniae in the initiation and development of asthma in children are controversial. OBJECTIVE We investigated the role of C(More)
BACKGROUND Histamine as an inflammatory mediator plays an important role in chronic allergic and asthmatic conditions. However, the role of genetic polymorphisms of the histamine receptor HRH4 (histamine receptor H4) gene in asthma susceptibility and endophenotypes has not been studied yet. Our aim was to investigate the possible association between single(More)
PURPOSE Based on a previous gene expression study in a mouse model of asthma, we selected 60 candidate genes and investigated their possible roles in human asthma. METHODS In these candidate genes, 90 SNPs were genotyped using MassARRAY technology from 311 asthmatic children and 360 healthy controls of the Hungarian (Caucasian) population. Moreover, gene(More)
Serum levels of MCP-1 were measured in children with and without asthma in order to determine a possible correlation between the MCP-1-2518A/G polymorphism, serum levels of MCP-1 and asthma. Two groups of subjects -160 children with asthma and 158 healthy children were screened with a PCR-based genotyping assay. Serum MCP-1 level was measured by ELISA. The(More)
PURPOSE Several lines of evidence indicate that the Hippo/Yes-associated protein 1 (YAP1) pathways might play a role in the pathogenesis of asthma. To investigate the possible role of the Hippo/YAP1 pathway in the pathogenesis of asthma or its phenotypes. METHODS The levels of gene expressions of the members of the Hippo/YAP1 were compared. The presence(More)