Journal article

Systems biology and big data in asthma and allergy: recent discoveries and emerging challenges

Howard HF Tang, Peter D Sly, Patrick G Holt, Kathryn E Holt, Michael Inouye

European Respiratory Journal | EUROPEAN RESPIRATORY SOC JOURNALS LTD | Published : 2020


Asthma is a common condition caused by immune and respiratory dysfunction, and it is often linked to allergy. A systems perspective may prove helpful in unravelling the complexity of asthma and allergy. Our aim is to give an overview of systems biology approaches used in allergy and asthma research. Specifically, we describe recent "omic"-level findings, and examine how these findings have been systematically integrated to generate further insight.Current research suggests that allergy is driven by genetic and epigenetic factors, in concert with environmental factors such as microbiome and diet, leading to early-life disturbance in immunological development and disruption of balance within k..

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