Genetics of the Early and Late Response to Allergy Test

Genetics of the Early and Late Response to Allergen Challenge

The investigators are investigating the early and late responses to allergen challenge. The research participants who the investigators will study (from three cohorts) will be part of independently-approved studies involving allergen challenge. Due to the uniqueness of the cohorts for novel genetic study, it is logical that the investigators should initially undertake hypothesis-generating experiments. The investigators will obtain blood samples from the participants, both pre-challenge and post-challenge. The investigators will determine gene expression and protein differences between these samples, and investigate if there are inherited genetic differences between individuals that may predict their specific responses to allergens.

No pharmaceutical medication involved
Patients and healthy individuals accepted

Molecular Mechanisms Involved in the Early and Late Responses to Allergen Challenge, in Asthmatic and Allergic Rhinitis Cohorts