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- Environmental–maternal–fetal communication provides an intervention opportunity
- Epigenetic contributions to allergy
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To cite this article: Renz H, Conrad M, Brand S, Teich R, Garn H, Pfefferle PI. Allergic diseases, gene–environment interactions. Allergy 2011; 66 (Suppl. 95): 10–12.
Allergic asthma develops in part from dysregulation of the innate and adaptive immune functions, particularly an imbalance in the Th2-driven adaptive immune response. This dysregulation is the result of complex interactions between genes and environment. These interactions occur both pre- and postnatally, providing opportunities for early interventions in immunological programming.