Journal article

The interaction between farming/rural environment and TLR2, TLR4, TLR6 and CD14 genetic polymorphisms in relation to early- and late-onset asthma

Melisa YZ Lau, Shyamali C Dharmage, John A Burgess, Aung K Win, Adrian J Lowe, Caroline Lodge, Jennifer Perret, Jennie Hui, Paul S Thomas, Stephen Morrison, Graham G Giles, John Hopper, Michael J Abramson, E Haydn Walters, Melanie C Matheson

Scientific Reports | NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2017


Funding Acknowledgements

We thank the TAHS participants and all previous investigators of the TAHS. We acknowledge the Tasmanian State Achives for providing access to the school medical records and all the respiratory scientists who collected laboratory data in Tasmania, Victoria, Queensland and New South Wales. All participant blood samples were processed and DNA was extracted in the Genetic Epidemiology Laboratory (, The University of Melbourne. This study was funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC). M.Y.Z. Lau is supported by Marjory Edwards OAM PhD Scholarship from the Asthma Australia. M.C. Matheson, S.C. Dharmage, A.J. Lowe, J.A. Burgess, and A.K. Win are supported by the NHMRC.