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Research Article

Interleukin-13 Genetic Variants, Household Carpet Use and Childhood Asthma

  • Ching-Hui Tsai,

    Affiliation: Institute of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

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  • Kuan-Yen Tung,

    Affiliations: Institute of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, Research Center for Genes, Environment and Human Health, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

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  • Ming-Wei Su,

    Affiliation: Institute of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

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  • Bor-Luen Chiang,

    Affiliation: Department of Pediatrics, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan

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  • Fook Tim Chew,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, Singapore

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  • Nai-Wei Kuo,

    Affiliation: Institute of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

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  • Yungling Leo Lee mail

    leolee@ntu.edu.tw

    Affiliations: Institute of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, Research Center for Genes, Environment and Human Health, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

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  • Published: January 30, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0051970

About the Authors

Ching-Hui Tsai, Kuan-Yen Tung, Ming-Wei Su, Nai-Wei Kuo, Yungling Leo Lee
Institute of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
Kuan-Yen Tung, Yungling Leo Lee
Research Center for Genes, Environment and Human Health, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
Bor-Luen Chiang
Department of Pediatrics, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
Fook Tim Chew
Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Corresponding Author

Email: leolee@ntu.edu.tw

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CHT KYT NWK MWS BLC FTC YLL. Performed the experiments: KYT NWK. Analyzed the data: CHT MWS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: BLC FTC. Wrote the paper: CHT YLL.