Allergy Frontiers: Epigenetics, Allergens and Risk Factors

  • Ruby Pawankar
  • Stephen T. Holgate
  • Lanny J. Rosenwasser

Part of the Allergy Frontiers book series (ALLERGY, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Evolution of Allergy

    1. Carlos E. Baena-Cagnani, R. Maximiliano Gómez
      Pages 17-31
  3. Epigenetics and Phenotypes

    1. Deborah Jarvis, Seif Shaheen, Peter Burney
      Pages 49-78
    2. Gary W.K. Wong
      Pages 79-89
    3. A. Newman Taylor, P. Cullinan
      Pages 91-105
    4. Richard Beasley, Meme Wijesinghe, Kyle Perrin
      Pages 107-122
    5. David J. Chinn, Aziz Sheikh
      Pages 123-144
    6. Morten Osterballe
      Pages 145-159
    7. Matthew J. Rose-Zerilli, John W. Holloway, Stephen T. Holgate
      Pages 161-187
    8. Naomi Kondo, Eiko Matsui, Hideo Kaneko, Toshiyuki Fukao, Takahide Teramoto, Zenichiro Kato et al.
      Pages 189-203
    9. Ian Sayers, Ian P. Hall
      Pages 205-225
    10. John W. Steinke
      Pages 227-238
    11. Donata Vercelli
      Pages 239-251
    12. Hae-Sim Park, Seung-Hyun Kim, Young-Min Ye, Gyu-Young Hur
      Pages 253-262
  4. Allergens

    1. Martin D. Chapman, Anna Pomés, Rob C. Aalberse
      Pages 265-289
    2. W. R. Thomas, W. Smith, T. K. Heinrich, B. J. Hales
      Pages 311-324
    3. Petra Ina Pfefferle, René Teich, Harald Renz
      Pages 325-348
  5. Risk Factors

    1. Sara Maio, Marzia Simoni, Sandra Baldacci, Duane Sherrill, Giovanni Viegi
      Pages 387-401
    2. Eric Livingston, Neil C. Thomson
      Pages 403-425
    3. Edith Chen, Hannah M. C. Schreier
      Pages 427-440
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 441-442

About this book


When I entered the field of allergy in the early 1970s, the standard textbook was a few hundred pages, and the specialty was so compact that texts were often authored entirely by a single individual and were never larger than one volume. Compare this with Allergy Frontiers: Epigenetics, Allergens, and Risk Factors, the present s- volume text with well over 150 contributors from throughout the world. This book captures the explosive growth of our specialty since the single-author textbooks referred to above. The unprecedented format of this work lies in its meticulous attention to detail yet comprehensive scope. For example, great detail is seen in manuscripts dealing with topics such as “Exosomes, naturally occurring minimal antigen presenting units” and “Neuropeptide S receptor 1 (NPSR1), an asthma susceptibility gene.” The scope is exemplified by the unique approach to disease entities normally dealt with in a single chapter in most texts. For example, anaphylaxis, a topic usually confined to one chapter in most textbooks, is given five chapters in Allergy Frontiers. This approach allows the text to employ multiple contributors for a single topic, giving the reader the advantage of being introduced to more than one vi- point regarding a single disease.


Allergens Allergie Asthma Bur Chemokine Epigenetics and Phenotypes Evolution Risk factors genetics

Editors and affiliations

  • Ruby Pawankar
    • 1
  • Stephen T. Holgate
    • 2
  • Lanny J. Rosenwasser
    • 3
  1. 1.Nippon Medical SchoolBunkyo-kuJapan
  2. 2.Childrens's Mercy Hospital & ClinicKansas cityUSA
  3. 3.Southampton General HospitalUniversity of SouthamptonSouthamptonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Japan 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Tokyo
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-4-431-72801-6
  • Online ISBN 978-4-431-72802-3
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