Journal of Immunology Research

Perinatal Programming of Childhood Asthma


Publishing date
01 Jan 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
01 Jul 2011

Lead Editor

1Departments of Pediatrics and Medical Research, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

2Johns Hopkins Asthma and Allergy Center, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA

3Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan


Perinatal Programming of Childhood Asthma

Description

Prevalence of childhood asthma has worldwide increased in recent decades. Different genome-wide studies have identified more than 100 genes in 22 chromosomes which were associated with asthma. Different genetic backgrounds in different environments might modulate the susceptibility of asthma. This has been attributed to industrialized environment such as air pollution and microbial-deprivation ecology that polarize immune response towards allergy sensitization in perinatal stage. Recently, evidence has shown that allergy sensitization may occur in fetal life and influence of fetal environment may cause epigenetic programming of diseases in adults. Taken together, this suggests that childhood asthma, although heritable, is significantly affected by different environments in perinatal stage. It is hoped that clarification of the perinatal programming of childhood asthma may provide a prospect for early prediction and prevention of childhood asthma. We are interested in articles that demonstrate epidemiological aspects of perinatal programming of asthma in childhood or adulthood and explore gene-environment interaction on the programming of asthma in human cohorts or animal studies. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Fetal environment and prenatal sensitization
  • Prenatal programming of asthma and/or allergic diseases
  • Maternal or paternal imprint of asthma and/or allergic diseases
  • Influence of environmental hormones, stress, or oxidants on the programming of asthma
  • Allergic march and hygiene hypothesis of allergic diseases
  • Impacts of maternal diet, breast feeding, and infant formula on allergic diseases
  • Genetic and epigenetic programming of childhood asthma
  • Mechanisms of persistence and remission of childhood asthma

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 438572
  • - Editorial

Perinatal Programming of Childhood Asthma

Kuender D. Yang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 270869
  • - Review Article

Perinatal Gene-Gene and Gene-Environment Interactions on IgE Production and Asthma Development

Jen-Chieh Chang | Lin Wang | ... | Chieh-An Liu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 962923
  • - Review Article

Perinatal Programming of Childhood Asthma: Early Fetal Size, Growth Trajectory during Infancy, and Childhood Asthma Outcomes

Steve Turner
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 158248
  • - Research Article

Feeding Bottles Usage and the Prevalence of Childhood Allergy and Asthma

Nai-Yun Hsu | Pei-Chih Wu | ... | Huey-Jen Su
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 132142
  • - Review Article

Different Implications of Paternal and Maternal Atopy for Perinatal IgE Production and Asthma Development

Chih-Chiang Wu | Rong-Fu Chen | Ho-Chang Kuo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 563760
  • - Review Article

Sensitization to Cockroach Allergen: Immune Regulation and Genetic Determinants

Peisong Gao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 913426
  • - Research Article

Gestational Medication Use, Birth Conditions, and Early Postnatal Exposures for Childhood Asthma

Yang-Ching Chen | Ching-Hui Tsai | Yungling Lee
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 176484
  • - Review Article

Perinatal Cat and Dog Exposure and the Risk of Asthma and Allergy in the Urban Environment: A Systematic Review of Longitudinal Studies

Caroline J. Lodge | Katrina J. Allen | ... | Shyamali C. Dharmage
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 932072
  • - Review Article

Perinatal Programming of Asthma: The Role of Gut Microbiota

Meghan B. Azad | Anita L. Kozyrskyj
Journal of Immunology Research
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