Genetic association studies of interleukin-13 receptor alpha1 subunit gene polymorphisms in asthma and atopy.


Interleukin (IL)-13 plays a central role in asthma pathogenesis by binding to the IL-13 receptor, which is a heterodimer composed of the IL-13 receptor alpha1 subunit (IL-13Ralpha1) and IL-4Ralpha. The genetic diversity at the IL-13Ralpha1 gene (IL13RA1) locus on chromosome Xq24 was characterised and the association of identified polymorphisms with asthma… (More)