Epigenetic mechanisms in asthma
Epigenetic mechanisms may play an important role in asthma as both are heritable, influenced by the environment, and modified by in utero and environmental exposures and ageing. They regulate the expression of a large number of well-established asthma associated genes.
We have identified the differences in genes regulating these processes in mild and severe asthma. This may explain why some people get asthma and what determines its severity and may be a good therapeutic target.
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Dr Svetlana Baltic
BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD
Honourary Senior Research Fellow