Katrina J Allen

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Affiliation: Royal Children's Hospital
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. pmc The impact of family history of allergy on risk of food allergy: a population-based study of infants
    Jennifer J Koplin
    Centre for Molecular, Environmental, Genetic and Analytic Epidemiology, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 10:5364-77. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Why Does Australia Appear to Have the Highest Rates of Food Allergy?
    Katrina J Allen
    Centre of Food and Allergy Research, Murdoch Children s Research Institute, The Royal Children s Hospital, Melbourne 3052, Australia Department of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, The Royal Children s Hospital, Melbourne 3052, Australia Department of Gastroenterology and Clinical Nutrition, The Royal Children s Hospital, Melbourne 3052, Australia Department of Paediatrics, The Royal Children s Hospital, University of Melbourne, Melbourne 3052, Australia Institute of Inflammation and Repair, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK Electronic address
    Pediatr Clin North Am 62:1441-51. 2015
  3. doi request reprint Population response to change in infant feeding guidelines for allergy prevention
    Dean Tey
    Department of Allergy and Immunology, Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, Australia Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, Australia Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 133:476-84. 2014
  4. doi request reprint Skin prick test responses and allergen-specific IgE levels as predictors of peanut, egg, and sesame allergy in infants
    Rachel L Peters
    Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 132:874-80. 2013
  5. doi request reprint The natural history and clinical predictors of egg allergy in the first 2 years of life: a prospective, population-based cohort study
    Rachel L Peters
    Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Parkville, Australia Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 133:485-91. 2014
  6. pmc A novel association between a SNP in CYBRD1 and serum ferritin levels in a cohort study of HFE hereditary haemochromatosis
    Clare C Constantine
    Centre for MEGA Epidemiology, School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Carlton, Victoria, Australia
    Br J Haematol 147:140-9. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Childhood wheeze phenotypes show less than expected growth in FEV1 across adolescence
    Caroline J Lodge
    1 Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 189:1351-8. 2014
  8. doi request reprint Early-life risk factors for childhood wheeze phenotypes in a high-risk birth cohort
    Caroline J Lodge
    Center for Molecular, Environmental, Genetic, and Analytic Epidemiology, School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia Electronic address
    J Pediatr 164:289-94.e1-2. 2014
  9. doi request reprint House dust mite sensitization in toddlers predicts current wheeze at age 12 years
    Caroline J Lodge
    Centre for MEGA Epidemiology, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 128:782-788.e9. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Effect of a partially hydrolyzed whey infant formula at weaning on risk of allergic disease in high-risk children: a randomized controlled trial
    Adrian J Lowe
    Centre for Molecular, Environmental, Genetic and Analytic Epidemiology, School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 128:360-365.e4. 2011

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  1. pmc The impact of family history of allergy on risk of food allergy: a population-based study of infants
    Jennifer J Koplin
    Centre for Molecular, Environmental, Genetic and Analytic Epidemiology, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 10:5364-77. 2013
    ..Re-defining "high risk" as two or more allergic family members may be more useful for identification of groups with a significantly increased risk of food allergy both clinically and within research studies. ..
  2. doi request reprint Why Does Australia Appear to Have the Highest Rates of Food Allergy?
    Katrina J Allen
    Centre of Food and Allergy Research, Murdoch Children s Research Institute, The Royal Children s Hospital, Melbourne 3052, Australia Department of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, The Royal Children s Hospital, Melbourne 3052, Australia Department of Gastroenterology and Clinical Nutrition, The Royal Children s Hospital, Melbourne 3052, Australia Department of Paediatrics, The Royal Children s Hospital, University of Melbourne, Melbourne 3052, Australia Institute of Inflammation and Repair, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK Electronic address
    Pediatr Clin North Am 62:1441-51. 2015
    ....
  3. doi request reprint Population response to change in infant feeding guidelines for allergy prevention
    Dean Tey
    Department of Allergy and Immunology, Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, Australia Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, Australia Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 133:476-84. 2014
    ..It is unknown whether population infant feeding practices have changed since recently revised Australian allergy guidelines removed recommendations to delay allergenic solids...
  4. doi request reprint Skin prick test responses and allergen-specific IgE levels as predictors of peanut, egg, and sesame allergy in infants
    Rachel L Peters
    Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 132:874-80. 2013
    ..However, 95% PPVs specific to infants, the age group most likely to present for diagnosis of food allergy, are limited...
  5. doi request reprint The natural history and clinical predictors of egg allergy in the first 2 years of life: a prospective, population-based cohort study
    Rachel L Peters
    Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Parkville, Australia Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 133:485-91. 2014
    ..There is a paucity of data examining the natural history of and risk factors for egg allergy persistence, the most common IgE-mediated food allergy in infants...
  6. pmc A novel association between a SNP in CYBRD1 and serum ferritin levels in a cohort study of HFE hereditary haemochromatosis
    Clare C Constantine
    Centre for MEGA Epidemiology, School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Carlton, Victoria, Australia
    Br J Haematol 147:140-9. 2009
    ..004). This putative genetic modifier of iron overload expression accounts for 11% (95% CI 0.4%, 22.6%) of the variance in serum ferritin levels of C282Y homozygotes...
  7. doi request reprint Childhood wheeze phenotypes show less than expected growth in FEV1 across adolescence
    Caroline J Lodge
    1 Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 189:1351-8. 2014
    ..Better characterization of childhood wheeze phenotypes using newer statistical methods provides a basis for addressing the heterogeneity of childhood asthma. Outcomes of these phenotypes beyond childhood are unknown...
  8. doi request reprint Early-life risk factors for childhood wheeze phenotypes in a high-risk birth cohort
    Caroline J Lodge
    Center for Molecular, Environmental, Genetic, and Analytic Epidemiology, School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia Electronic address
    J Pediatr 164:289-94.e1-2. 2014
    ..To define longitudinal childhood wheeze phenotypes and identify their early-life risk factors...
  9. doi request reprint House dust mite sensitization in toddlers predicts current wheeze at age 12 years
    Caroline J Lodge
    Centre for MEGA Epidemiology, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 128:782-788.e9. 2011
    ..Identification of children at risk of developing asthma provides a window of opportunity for risk-reducing interventions. Allergen sensitization might identify high-risk children...
  10. doi request reprint Effect of a partially hydrolyzed whey infant formula at weaning on risk of allergic disease in high-risk children: a randomized controlled trial
    Adrian J Lowe
    Centre for Molecular, Environmental, Genetic and Analytic Epidemiology, School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 128:360-365.e4. 2011
    ..Partially hydrolyzed whey formula (pHWF) has been recommended for infants with a family history of allergic disease at the cessation of exclusive breast-feeding to promote oral tolerance and prevent allergic diseases...
  11. doi request reprint Polymorphisms affecting vitamin D-binding protein modify the relationship between serum vitamin D (25[OH]D3) and food allergy
    Jennifer J Koplin
    Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Parkville, Australia School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 137:500-506.e4. 2016
    ..Lower vitamin D-binding protein (DBP) levels increase the biological availability of serum vitamin D. Genetic polymorphisms explain almost 80% of the variation in binding protein levels...
  12. pmc 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
    Centre for Molecular, Environmental, Genetic and Analytic Epidemiology, School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC 3010, Australia
    Clin Dev Immunol 2012:176484. 2012
    ..Using longitudinal studies, we aimed to systematically review the impact of pet ownership in the critical perinatal period as a risk factor for allergies in childhood...
  13. pmc Natural history of HFE simple heterozygosity for C282Y and H63D: a prospective 12-year study
    Sophie G Zaloumis
    Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 30:719-25. 2015
    ..The risk of hemochromatosis-related morbidity for HFE simple heterozygosity for either the C282Y or H63D substitutions in the HFE protein was assessed using a prospective community-based cohort study...
  14. pmc The natural history of IgE-mediated food allergy: can skin prick tests and serum-specific IgE predict the resolution of food allergy?
    Rachel L Peters
    Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Parkville, VIC 3052, Australia
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 10:5039-61. 2013
    ..There is a need for population-based, prospective studies that use the gold standard oral food challenge (OFC) to diagnose food allergy at baseline and follow-up to develop SPT and sIgE thresholds that predict the course of food allergy...
  15. doi request reprint Cohort Profile: The HealthNuts Study: Population prevalence and environmental/genetic predictors of food allergy
    Jennifer J Koplin
    Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Royal Children s Hospital and University of Melbourne, Parkville, Vic, Australia, School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne, Carlton, Vic, Australia and
    Int J Epidemiol 44:1161-71. 2015
    ..Biological specimens (blood, cheek swabs) were collected at each wave for ancillary immunological, genetic and epigenetic studies. Applications to access data and/or samples can be submitted to [katrina.allen@mcri.edu.au]. ..
  16. doi request reprint Vitamin D insufficiency is associated with challenge-proven food allergy in infants
    Katrina J Allen
    Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Department of Paediatrics, The University of Melbourne, Department of Allergy and Immunology, The Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 131:1109-16, 1116.e1-6. 2013
    ..Epidemiological evidence has shown that pediatric food allergy is more prevalent in regions further from the equator, suggesting that vitamin D insufficiency may play a role in this disease...
  17. doi request reprint The role of partially hydrolyzed whey formula for the prevention of allergic disease: evidence and gaps
    Adrian J Lowe
    Murdoch Children s Research Institute, Royal Children s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    Expert Rev Clin Immunol 9:31-41. 2013
    ..Until more definitive evidence is obtained, the authors recommend continuing to advocate that 'breast is best', and caution against overstating the potential for pHWF to prevent allergic disease...
  18. doi request reprint Childhood eczema and rhinitis predict atopic but not nonatopic adult asthma: a prospective cohort study over 4 decades
    Pamela E Martin
    Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Parkville, Australia
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 127:1473-9.e1. 2011
    ....
  19. doi request reprint Cord blood monocyte-derived inflammatory cytokines suppress IL-2 and induce nonclassic "TH2-type" immunity associated with development of food allergy
    Yuxia Zhang
    Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 3010, Australia Guangzhou Institute of Pediatrics, Guangzhou Women and Children s Medical Center, Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, Guangdong 510623, China
    Sci Transl Med 8:321ra8. 2016
    ..These findings provide a mechanistic explanation for susceptibility to food allergy in infants and suggest anti-inflammatory approaches to its prevention. ..
  20. doi request reprint Increasing the accuracy of peanut allergy diagnosis by using Ara h 2
    Thanh D Dang
    Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Parkville, Australia
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 129:1056-63. 2012
    ..Ara h 2 is the dominant peanut allergen detected in 90% to 100% of patients with peanut allergy and could help improve diagnosis...
  21. doi request reprint Natural history of peanut allergy and predictors of resolution in the first 4 years of life: A population-based assessment
    Rachel L Peters
    Population Health, The Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Parkville, Australia Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 135:1257-66.e1-2. 2015
    ..Previous studies of predictors of tolerance development have been biased by failure to challenge high-risk children when IgE antibody levels are high, therefore potentially introducing bias to persistent allergy...
  22. doi request reprint The predictive value of skin prick testing for challenge-proven food allergy: a systematic review
    Rachel L Peters
    Centre for Molecular, Environmental, Genetic and Analytic Epidemiology, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 23:347-52. 2012
    ..Standardization of SPT devices and allergens, OFC protocols including standardized cessation criteria, and population-based samples would all help to improve generalizability of PPVs of SPTs...
  23. doi request reprint Sensitization to milk, egg and peanut from birth to 18 years: A longitudinal study of a cohort at risk of allergic disease
    Shatha A Alduraywish
    Allergy and Lung Health Unit, Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 27:83-91. 2016
    ..We aimed to investigate the natural history of milk, egg and peanut sensitization from infancy to 18 years and assess whether early food sensitization predicted adolescent food allergy...
  24. pmc VITALITY trial: protocol for a randomised controlled trial to establish the role of postnatal vitamin D supplementation in infant immune health
    Katrina J Allen
    The Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Parkville, Victoria, Australia The Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia The Department of Allergy and Immunology, Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    BMJ Open 5:e009377. 2015
    ....
  25. doi request reprint Infant feeding and the development of food allergies and atopic eczema: An update
    Sarah E Gamboni
    Occupational Dermatology Research and Education Centre, Skin and Cancer Foundation, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Australas J Dermatol 54:85-9. 2013
    ..This article aims to highlight current evidence and provide an update for dermatologists on the role of food exposure in the development of atopic disease, namely atopic eczema...
  26. pmc A phase I study of daily treatment with a ceramide-dominant triple lipid mixture commencing in neonates
    Adrian J Lowe
    Murdoch Children s Research Institute, Royal Children s Hospital, Flemington Rd, Parkville 3052, Australia
    BMC Dermatol 12:3. 2012
    ..We sort to assess the safety and compliance with daily application of a ceramide-dominant triple lipid formula (EpiCeram™) commencing in the neonatal period for the prevention of eczema...
  27. doi request reprint Persistent Food Allergy and Food Allergy Coexistent with Eczema Is Associated with Reduced Growth in the First 4 Years of Life
    Cara Beck
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia Murdoch Children s Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia
    J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract 4:248-256.e3. 2016
    ....
  28. doi request reprint Environmental and genetic determinants of vitamin D insufficiency in 12-month-old infants
    Noor H A Suaini
    Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia
    J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol 144:445-54. 2014
    ..There was borderline significance for an association between filaggrin mutations and VDI. However, polymorphisms in vitamin D pathway related genes were associated with increased likelihood of being VDI in infancy. ..
  29. pmc ironXS: high-school screening for hereditary haemochromatosis is acceptable and feasible
    Martin B Delatycki
    Bruce Lefroy Centre for Genetic Health Research, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    Eur J Hum Genet 20:505-9. 2012
    ..The results of this study are not only relevant for haemochromatosis, but for other genetic markers of preventable disease such as those for cardiovascular disease and cancer...
  30. doi request reprint The epidemiology of IgE-mediated food allergy and anaphylaxis
    Katrina J Allen
    Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, The Royal Children s Hospital, Flemington Road, Parkville 3052, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Immunol Allergy Clin North Am 32:35-50. 2012
    ....
  31. doi request reprint The impact of breastfeeding on lung development and function: a systematic review
    Nilakshi T Waidyatillake
    Centre for Molecular, Environmental, Genetic and Analytic MEGA Epidemiology, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne, 207, Bouverie Street, Carlton, VIC 3052, Australia
    Expert Rev Clin Immunol 9:1253-65. 2013
    ..Further research is needed to determine the specific details such as duration and type (exclusive vs partial) of breastfeeding that leads to improved lung function...
  32. doi request reprint Cohort Profile: The Barwon Infant Study
    Peter Vuillermin
    Barwon Health, Geelong, Vic, Australia, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Parkville, Vic, Australia, Deakin University, Geelong, Vic, Australia, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Vic, Australia
    Int J Epidemiol 44:1148-60. 2015
    ..Data access enquiries can be made at [www.barwoninfantstudy.org.au] or via [peter.vuillermin@deakin.edu.au]. ..
  33. pmc Should HFE p.C282Y homozygotes with moderately elevated serum ferritin be treated? A randomised controlled trial comparing iron reduction with sham treatment (Mi-iron)
    Sim Yee Ong
    Bruce Lefroy Centre, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Parkville, Victoria, Australia Department of Medicine, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    BMJ Open 5:e008938. 2015
    ..We present here methods for a study that aims to evaluate whether non-specific symptoms and hepatic fibrosis markers improve with short-term normalisation of SF in p.C282Y homozygotes with moderate elevation of SF...
  34. doi request reprint Blood DNA methylation biomarkers predict clinical reactivity in food-sensitized infants
    David Martino
    Centre for Food and Allergy Research, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Parkville, Australia Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, Australia University of Melbourne Department of Paediatrics, Melbourne, Australia In FLAME, the International Inflammation Network, World Universities Network WUN, Perth, Australia
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 135:1319-28.e1-12. 2015
    ..Current diagnostic tests are excellent makers of sensitization but poor predictors of clinical reactivity. Thus oral food challenges (OFCs) are required to determine a patient's risk of reactivity...
  35. doi request reprint Food-allergic infants have impaired regulatory T-cell responses following in vivo allergen exposure
    Thanh D Dang
    Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Parkville, Vic, Australia
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 27:35-43. 2016
    ..However, to date, no study has investigated Treg responses following in vivo exposure to peanut or egg allergens in humans...
  36. doi request reprint Allergen reference doses for precautionary labeling (VITAL 2.0): clinical implications
    Katrina J Allen
    Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Parkville, Australia Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia Department of Allergy and Immunology, Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, Australia Electronic address
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 133:156-64. 2014
    ..This has resulted in a significant reduction in choice of potentially safe foods for allergic consumers...
  37. pmc HFE C282Y/H63D compound heterozygotes are at low risk of hemochromatosis-related morbidity
    Lyle C Gurrin
    Centre for MEGA Epidemiology, School Population Health, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Hepatology 50:94-101. 2009
    ..001). Male and female compound heterozygotes had a similar prevalence of hemochromatosis-related morbidity to wild-types. One of 82 males and zero of 95 females had documented iron overload-related disease...
  38. doi request reprint Soy consumption is not a risk factor for peanut sensitization
    Jennifer Koplin
    Murdoch Children s Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 121:1455-9. 2008
    ..A recent cohort study suggested that intake of soy milk or soy formula was associated with peanut allergy. If this finding is confirmed, it suggests an avenue for modification of diet as a peanut allergy prevention strategy...
  39. doi request reprint Can early introduction of egg prevent egg allergy in infants? A population-based study
    Jennifer J Koplin
    Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Parkville, Australia
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 126:807-13. 2010
    ..Infant feeding guidelines have long recommended delaying introduction of solids and allergenic foods to prevent allergy in high-risk infants, despite a paucity of evidence...
  40. doi request reprint HFE p.C282Y heterozygosity is associated with earlier disease onset in Friedreich ataxia
    Martin B Delatycki
    Bruce Lefroy Centre for Genetic Health Research, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Parkville, Victoria, Australia Clinical Genetics, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia School of Psychology and Psychiatry, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia
    Mov Disord 29:940-3. 2014
    ..We assessed whether HFE p.C282Y and/or p.H63D heterozygosity modifies age at disease onset or disease severity in individuals with FRDA...
  41. doi request reprint Hidden allergens in foods and implications for labelling and clinical care of food allergic patients
    Giovanni A Zurzolo
    Murdoch Children s Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia
    Curr Allergy Asthma Rep 12:292-6. 2012
    ....
  42. pmc Paracetamol use in early life and asthma: prospective birth cohort study
    Adrian J Lowe
    Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, VIC 3052, Australia
    BMJ 341:c4616. 2010
    ..To determine if use of paracetamol in early life is an independent risk factor for childhood asthma...
  43. pmc Variability in skin prick test results performed by multiple operators depends on the device used
    Rebecca L Werther
    1Department of Allergy and Immunology, Royal Children s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia 2Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia 3Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    World Allergy Organ J 5:200-4. 2012
    ..Such multiuser variability has important implications for clinical practice...
  44. doi request reprint Prospects for Prevention of Food Allergy
    Katrina J Allen
    Centre of Food and Allergy Research, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Royal Children s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia Department of Allergy and Clinical Immunology and Department of Gastroenterology and Clinical Nutrition, Royal Children s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Royal Children s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia Institute of Inflammation and Repair, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom Electronic address
    J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract 4:215-20. 2016
    ..The investigation of the role of microbiota and vitamin D is ongoing and cannot yet be translated into clinical recommendations. ..
  45. doi request reprint High consumption of peanuts or tree nuts by non-allergic mothers around the time of pregnancy reduces the risk of nut allergy in the child
    Katrina J Allen
    Department of Gastro and Food Allergy, Murdoch Children s Research Institute, Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    Evid Based Nurs 18:45. 2015
    ..Further research is required to clarify the role of maternal nut consumption during pregnancy and lactation; research should consider potential differential effects of the genetic risk of peanut allergy in children...
  46. doi request reprint Determination of the clinical egg allergy phenotypes using component-resolved diagnostics
    Thanh D Dang
    Centre of Food and Allergy Research, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Parkville, Vic, Australia Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Vic, Australia
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 25:639-43. 2014
    ..Characterization of the major egg allergens could help profile the relevant binding epitopes to each region and may also help diagnose the different clinical phenotypes of egg allergy. ..
  47. doi request reprint Epidemiology of food allergy and food-induced anaphylaxis: is there really a Western world epidemic?
    Jennifer J Koplin
    aMurdoch Childrens Research Institute, University of Melbourne Department of Paediatrics and Royal Children s Hospital bSchool of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Vic, Australia cUniversity of Manchester, Institute of Inflammation and Repair and Manchester Institute of Biotechnology, Manchester, UK
    Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol 15:409-16. 2015
    ..This review outlines recent advances in understanding the epidemiology of IgE-mediated food allergy and potential mechanisms for its rise in prevalence...
  48. pmc SNP selection for genes of iron metabolism in a study of genetic modifiers of hemochromatosis
    Clare C Constantine
    The Centre for Molecular, Environmental, Genetic and Analytic MEGA Epidemiology, School of Population Health, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    BMC Med Genet 9:18. 2008
    ..We report our experience of selecting tag SNPs in 35 genes involved in iron metabolism in a cohort study seeking to discover genetic modifiers of hereditary hemochromatosis...
  49. pmc Immune Modulation by Vitamin D and Its Relevance to Food Allergy
    Noor H A Suaini
    Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, The Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, VIC 3052, Australia
    Nutrients 7:6088-108. 2015
    ..This review will summarize the literature on the metabolism and immune modulatory properties of vitamin D, with particular reference to food allergy. ..