"Researchers Identify Novel Genes Associated With Peanut Allergy"
Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have identified novel genes associated with the severity of peanut allergyincluding ways these genes interact with other genes during allergic reactions. The findings, published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, could lead to better treatments for peanut allergy. The study’s senior author, Supinda Bunyavanich, MD, MPH, associate director of the Elliot and Roslyn Jaffe Food Allergy Institute, was especially curious about why the severity of reactions varies so much, both as a clinician-scientist and as a mother of a child with a peanut allergy. This study “hopefully challenges people to think about food allergy with a broader lens,” said Dr. Bunyavanich.
— Supinda Bunyavanich, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, Genetics and Genomic Sciences, Pediatrics, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Associate Director, The Elliot and Roslyn Jaffe Food Allergy Institute at Mount Sinai
— Anh Do, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Bunyavanich Lab, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai