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Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are produced by living organisms as a result of normal cellular metabolism and environmental factors, such as air pollutants or cigarette smoke. ROS are highly reactive molecules and can damage cell structures such as carbohydrates, nucleic acids, lipids, and proteins and alter their functions. The shift in the balance between(More)
Asthma is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that results in airflow limitation, hyperreactivity, and airway remodeling. There is strong evidence that an imbalance between the reducing and oxidizing systems favoring a more oxidative state is present in asthma. Endogenous and exogenous reactive oxygen species, such as superoxide anion, hydroxyl radical,(More)
BACKGROUND Severe systemic reactions (SRs) to insect venom are rare in childhood and there are few data on this study population. The aim of our study is to analyze the clinical features and to document the risk factors for severe SRs in children with insect venom allergy. METHODS Children with SRs after Hymenoptera sting were analyzed. The diagnosis was(More)
To dissect the role of immunogenetics in allergy and asthma, we performed a phenome-wide association study in 974 Turkish children selected from a cross-sectional study conducted using ISAAC (International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Children) Phase II tools. We investigated 9 loci involved in different immune functions (ADAM33, ADRB2, CD14, IL13, IL4,(More)
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