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Differences in DNA methylation profile of Th1 and Th2 cytokine genes are associated with tolerance acquisition in children with IgE-mediated cow’s milk allergy

Overview of attention for article published in Clinical Epigenetics, March 2015
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Title
Differences in DNA methylation profile of Th1 and Th2 cytokine genes are associated with tolerance acquisition in children with IgE-mediated cow’s milk allergy
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Clinical Epigenetics, March 2015
DOI 10.1186/s13148-015-0070-8
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Roberto Berni Canani, Lorella Paparo, Rita Nocerino, Linda Cosenza, Vincenza Pezzella, Margherita Di Costanzo, Mario Capasso, Valentina Del Monaco, Valeria D’Argenio, Luigi Greco, Francesco Salvatore

Abstract

Epigenetic changes in DNA methylation could regulate the expression of several allergy-related genes. We investigated whether tolerance acquisition in children with immunoglobulin E (IgE)-mediated cow's milk allergy (CMA) is characterized by a specific DNA methylation profile of Th2 (IL-4, IL-5) and Th1 (IL-10, IFN-γ)-associated cytokine genes. DNA methylation of CpGs in the promoting regions of genes from peripheral blood mononuclear cells and serum level of IL-4, IL-5, IL-10 and INF-γ were assessed in children with active IgE-mediated CMA (group 1), in children who acquired tolerance to cow's milk proteins (group 2) and in healthy children (group 3). Forty children (24 boys, aged 3 to 18 months) were enrolled: 10 in group 1, 20 in group 2, and 10 in the control group. The DNA methylation profiles clearly separated active CMA patients from healthy controls. We observed an opposite pattern comparing subjects with active IgE-mediated CMA with healthy controls and group 2 children who outgrew CMA. The IL-4 and IL-5 DNA methylation was significantly lower, and IL-10 and INF-γ DNA methylation was higher in active IgE-mediated CMA patients. Gene promoter DNA methylation rates of all cytokines and respective serum levels were strongly correlated. Formula selection significantly influenced cytokine DNA methylation profiles in group 2. Tolerance acquisition in children with IgE-mediated CMA is characterized by a distinct Th1 and Th2 cytokine gene DNA methylation pattern. These results suggest that DNA methylation may be a target for CMA prevention and treatment.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 58 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 14 24%
Student > Master 7 12%
Student > Bachelor 5 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 9%
Other 4 7%
Other 11 19%
Unknown 12 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 13 22%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 12 21%
Medicine and Dentistry 7 12%
Chemistry 2 3%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 3%
Other 7 12%
Unknown 15 26%

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