Association of IL13 with total IgE: evidence against an inverse association of atopy and diabetes

Lisa M Maier, Joanna M M Howson, Neil Walker, Gavin P Spickett, Richard W Jones, Susan M Ring, Wendy L McArdle, Christopher E Lowe, Rebecca Bailey, Felicity Payne, John A Todd, David P Strachan

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Abstract

Atopic illnesses, related to high circulating IgE levels, and the autoimmune disease type 1 diabetes, have been reported to be inversely associated. One possible explanation is that susceptibility alleles for one disease provide protection for the other.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1306-13
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Volume117
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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