Chronic Diseases and Inflammation

Epigenetic mechanisms in asthma

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.

To get involved or for more information, contact the Research Leader.

Epigenetic mechanisms in asthma was last modified: May 12th, 2016 by Sarah Cermak

Research Leaders

Dr Svetlana Baltic

BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD

Senior Research Fellow

svetlana.baltic@resphealth.uwa.edu.au
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Dr Svetlana Baltic was last modified: December 20th, 2016 by Sarah Cermak

Prof Philip Thompson

MBBS, FRACP,FCCP, MRACMA

Head of Molecular Genetics Unit

phil.thompson@resphealth.uwa.edu.au

Prof Philip Thompson was last modified: December 20th, 2016 by Sarah Cermak

Epigenetic mechanisms in asthma was last modified: May 12th, 2016 by Sarah Cermak