Introduction
Prevalence and etiology of asthma
Issues in understanding childhood asthma
Mapping susceptibility genes for asthma and allergy
Strategies for analyzing genotype-phenotype relationships in asthma
The pharmacogenetics of β2-adrenergic receptors: Relevance to asthma
Prenatal origins of allergic disease
Viral and bacterial infections in the development and progression of asthma
The relevance of allergen exposure to the development of asthma in childhood
Histopathologic features of early and progressive asthma
Structural consequences of airway inflammation in asthma
The role of proteoglycans in the regulation of airways inflammation and airways remodelling
Asthma: A disease of inflammation and repair
Mast-cell responses in the development of asthma
Natural history of chronic asthma and its long-term effects on pulmonary function
Interaction between the growing lung and asthma: Role of early intervention
Molecular mechanisms of IgE regulation
The consideration of immunotherapy in the treatment of allergic asthma
The effects of cromolyn sodium and nedocromil sodium in early asthma prevention
Early interventions in asthma with inhaled corticosteroids
New immunopharmacologic approaches to asthma: Role of cytokine antagonism