Microarray analysis of nasal respiratory epithelium from allergic rhinitis patients
Microarray gene expression profiling of nasal epithelial cells obtained from allergic rhinitis patients. Nasal epithelial cells collected by brushing from dust mite allergic rhinitis patients (n=14) and compared to cells collected from age matched healthy control (n=11). Patients were aged 6–17 yrs. Infections by respiratory viruses were excluded by real-time PCR measurements.
This microarray experiment contains additional samples from allergic rhinitis patients associated with asthma, which were not included in this analysis.