Evidence for a genetic interaction in allergy-related responsiveness to vitamin D deficiency.

BACKGROUND The hormonal form of vitamin D affects both adaptive and innate immune functions involved in the development of allergies. Certain genotypes have been seen to alter the association between vitamin D deficiency (VDD) and the risk of food sensitization in children. METHODS We examined 27 functional single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in/near… CONTINUE READING