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Phenotype Definition, Age, and Gender in the Genetics of Asthma and Atopy

Authors
Journal
Immunology and Allergy Clinics of North America
0889-8561
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
25
Issue
4
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.iac.2005.07.002
Disciplines
  • Ecology
  • Geography
  • Medicine

Abstract

Asthma and atopy are complex genetic diseases, with gene−gene and gene−environmental interactions determining its clinical expression. It is important to use a clearly described and objective phenotype in studies on the genetics of asthma and atopy. We discuss the modifying effect of age and gender on the associations between genetic variants and the disease phenotype. Future studies should take these two inherent modifiers into account when studying the genetics of asthma in cross-sectional and longitudinal cohort studies.

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