Genomic Investigation of Asthma in Human and Animal Models

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Asthma is a pulmonary disease characterized by increased bronchial responsiveness to a variety of stimuli. It is the most common chronic disease of childhood and the most frequent reason for paediatric hospital admission, and its incidence is on the rise. Several studies have suggested that asthma is a multifactorial disease influenced by genetic and environmental factors. In this review I will systematically summarize collective evidence from linkage and association studies that have consistently reported suggestive linkage or association of asthma or its associated phenotypes to polymorphic markers and single nucleotide polymorphisms in selected chromosomes. Next, I will show some results from animal models of asthma investigating the pathomechanism and the genomic background of the disease.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationImmunogenomics and Human Disease
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Number of pages23
ISBN (Print)9780470015308
Publication statusPublished - máj. 16 2006


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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Szalai, C. (2006). Genomic Investigation of Asthma in Human and Animal Models. In Immunogenomics and Human Disease (pp. 419-441). John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.