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Epigenetic Approaches to Allergy Research

  • Marién Pascual
  • Sergio Roa

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Genetics book series (BRIEFSGENETICS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Marién Pascual, Sergio Roa
    Pages 1-2
  3. Marién Pascual, Sergio Roa
    Pages 3-21
  4. Marién Pascual, Sergio Roa
    Pages 23-50
  5. Marién Pascual, Sergio Roa
    Pages 51-62
  6. Marién Pascual, Sergio Roa
    Pages 63-64

About this book

Introduction

In recent years, epigenetic approaches to existing scientific problems have offered many new and exciting perspectives. This book focuses on epigenetic approaches to study asthma and allergy research. The authors briefly review cellular factors, immune signaling, and inflammatory pathways in allergy and asthma, as well as genetic influences in the pathogenesis of atopic disorders. Diseases that have been clearly linked to an epigenetic dysregulation will be discussed, as well as the role of epigenetics in the origin of complex diseases. The authors will examine the impact of environment factors in the predisposition to atopic disorders, and they will also describe the major unanswered questions and future perspectives of an exciting new field that studies allergic diseases from the epigenetic point of view.       

Keywords

Asthma Atopic disorders Epigenetics

Authors and affiliations

  • Marién Pascual
    • 1
  • Sergio Roa
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Applied Medical Research (CIM, Oncology DivisionUniversity of NavarraPamplonaSpain
  2. 2.Center for Applied Medical ResearchUniversity of NavarraPamplonaSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-6366-5
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-6365-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-6366-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-5563
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5571
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