Aristea D. Binia

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Immunoglobulin E (IgE) is a central mediator of allergic (atopic) inflammation. Therapies directed against IgE can alleviate hay fever and allergic asthma. Genetic association studies have not yet identified novel therapeutic targets or pathways underlying IgE regulation. We therefore surveyed epigenetic associations between serum IgE concentrations and(More)
Asthma is a complex disease that is influenced by poorly understood genetic and environmental factors 1. A genome-wide association study (GWAS) of 994 cases and 1243 controls from the UK and Germany found strong associations (P < 10 −12) for SNPs at the 17q21 locus and childhood asthma using family and case-control panels 2. The association between these(More)
A previous genome-wide association study in asthma revealed putative associations that merit further investigation. In this study, the genome-wide significant associations of SNPs at the 5% false discovery rate were examined in independent groups of severe asthmatics. The panel consisted of 397 severe asthmatic adults, 116 severe asthmatic children, and a(More)
High levels of plasma homocysteine are associated with an increased risk of many health conditions influenced by both environmental and genetic factors. The objective of this study was to provide the geographical distribution of folate pathway genetic polymorphisms in Mexico and the comparison with the reported frequencies in different continental(More)
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