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Understanding the genetic regulation of IgE production

Altin, John; Shen, Chong; Liston, Adrian

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Immunoglobulin E (IgE) is a key mediator of anti-parasitic and anti-tumour immunity. However it is also a critical component of atopic and autoimmune diseases, and elevated serum IgE levels are a common indicator of immune dysregulation. In this review we survey the literature on genetic associations of elevated IgE in humans and mice. We find that defects in a limited number of pathways explain the majority of gene associations with IgE. Commonly, elevated IgE is associated with defects in Th...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/63404
Source: Blood Reviews
DOI: 10.1016/j.blre.2010.06.002

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