Summary of research papers published,
submitted or in preparation
(*original research)


Logan CA, Brandt S, Wabitsch M, Brenner H, Wiens F, Stahl B, Marosvölgyi T, Decsi T, Rothenbacher D, Genuneit J. New approach shows no association between maternal milk fatty acid composition and childhood wheeze or asthma. Allergy. 2017 Mar 17. doi: 10.1111/all.13161. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 28306160.


Baïz N, Macchiaverni P, Tulic MK, Rekima A, Annesi-Maesano I, Verhasselt V; EDEN mother-child cohort study group. Early oral exposure to house dust mite allergen through breast milk: a potential risk factor for allergic sensitization and respiratory allergies in children. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2016 Aug 23.

Munblit D, Treneva M, Peroni DG, Colicino S, Chow L, Dissanayeke S, Abrol P, Sheth S, Pampura A, Boner AL, Geddes DT, Boyle RJ, Warner JO. Colostrum and Mature Human Milk of Women from London, Moscow, and Verona: Determinants of Immune Composition. Nutrients. 2016; 8(11):695.

Daniel Munblit and Valerie Verhasselt. Allergy prevention by breastfeeding: possible mechanisms and evidence from human cohorts; Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol 2016, 16:427–433


*M Amarasekera, D Martino, S Ashley, H Harb, D Kesper, D Strickland, R Saffery and SL Prescott. Genome-wide DNA methylation profiling identifies a folate-sensitive region of differential methylation upstream of ZFP57 imprinting regulator in humans. FASEB J. 2014 Jun 2. pii: fj.13-249029. [Epub ahead of print]

*Macchiaverni P, Rekima A, Turfkruyer M, Mascarell L, Airouche S, Moingeon P, Adel-Patient K, Condino-Neto A, Annesi-Maesano I, Prescott SL, Tulic MK, Verhasselt V. Respiratory allergen from house dust mite is present in human milk and primes for allergic sensitization in a mouse model of asthma. Allergy. 2014 Mar;69(3):395-8

CE West, MC Jenmalm, SL Prescott. The gut microbiota and its role in the development of allergic disease: a wider perspective. Clin Exp Allergy. 2014 Apr 29. doi: 10.1111/cea.12332. [Epub ahead of print]

Martino, D., Kesper, D.A., Amarasekera, M., Harb, H., Renz, H., Prescott., S.,Epigenetics in immune development and in allergic and autoimmune diseases, J Reprod Immunol. 2014 Oct;104-105:43-8.

DJ Palmer, RC Huang, JM Craig, SL Prescott. Nutritional influences on epigenetic programming: asthma, allergy and obesity. Immunol Allergy Clin North Am. 2014 Nov;34(4):825-37.

K. Rueter, A. Siafarikas, SL Prescott, D Palmer. In-utero and postnatal vitamin D exposure and allergy risk. Expert Opin Drug Saf. 2014 Dec;13(12):1601-11.

Macchiaverni P, Rekima A, Turfkruyer M, Mascarell L, Airouche S, Moingeon P, Adel-Patient K, Condino-Neto A, Annesi-Maesano I, Prescott SL, Tulic MK, Verhasselt V. Respiratory allergens in human milk: potential impact on susceptibility to allergic airway disease. Clin Transl Allergy. 2014 Feb 28;4 (Suppl 1 3rd Pediatric Allergy and Asthma Meeting (PAAM)Publi):P1. Doi

SL Prescott, Disease Prevention in the age of convergence – the need for a wider, long-ranging and collaborative vision. Allergology International, 2014 Mar;63(1):11-20.

*M Amarasekera, P Noakes, D Strickland2, R Saffery, DJ Martino, SL Prescott. Epigenome-wide analysis of neonatal CD4+ T-cell DNA methylation sites potentially affected by maternal fish oil supplementation. Epigenetics. ePub 2014 Dec 7:0.

D Munblit, RJ Boyle, JO Warner. Factors affecting Breast Milk composition, and potential consequences for development of the allergic phenotype. Clin Exp Allergy 2014 Jul 31. doi: 10.1111/cea.12381. [Epub ahead of print]

JM Craig, SL Prescott Non-communicable diseases: Early life is key to disease risk Nature 512, 28 (07 August 2014) doi:10.1038/512028d.

A Jones, N D’Vaz, S Meldrum, D Palmer, G Zhang, SL Prescott 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 status is associated with developing adaptive and innate immune responses in the first 6 months of life. Clin Exp Allergy, ePub Nov 6 2014

D Campbell, RJ Boyle, CA Thornton, SL Prescott. Mechanisms of Allergic disease – Development of immune responses in infancy and early childhood. Clin Exp Allergy 2015 in press.


*SL Prescott, R Pawankar, KJ Allen, DE Campbell, JK Sinn, A Fiocchi, HA Sampson, K Beyer, BW Lee. A global survey of changing patterns of food allergy burden in children. World Allergy Organ J. 2013 Dec 4;6(1):21.

SL Prescott. Early life environmental determinants of allergic diseases and the wider pandemic of inflammatory noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). J Allergy Clin Immunol 2013 Jan;131(1):23-30

D Geddes. SL Prescott, Journal of Human Lactation. Developmental Origins of Health and Disease: the role of breast milk in preventing disease in the 21st century J Hum Lact. 2013 May;29(2):123-7.

Palmer DJ, Metcalfe J, Prescott SL. Preventing disease in the 21st century: The importance of maternal and early infant diet and nutrition. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2012 Sep;130(3):733-4
18.    D Martino, SL Prescott. Progress in understanding the epigenetic basis for immune development, immune function and the rising incidence of allergic disease. Current Asthma and Allergy Reports (2013) Feb;13(1):85-92.

SL Prescott, D Palmer. Early events in the development of allergic disease. Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol. Accepted Jan 2013

PI Pfefferle, SL Prescott, M Kopp Clinical evidence from microbial influence on tolerance development. J Allergy Clin Immunol (2013) 131(6): 1453-63

A Ferrante, SL Prescott. Immunological immaturity of the neonate, protein kinase c zeta and allergy. Journal Neonatal Biology, Ferrante A, Prescott SL (2013) Immunological Immaturity of the Neonate, Protein Kinase C Zeta and Allergy. J Neonatal Biol 3:e106. doi: 10.4172/2167-0897.1000e106

Under review or revision

*CE West, P Rydén, D Lundin, L Engstrand, M Tulic, SL Prescott. Gut microbiome and innate immune response patterns in IgE-associated eczema. Submitted

CE West, SL Prescott, MC Jenmalm, AL Kozyrskij, KJ Allen, P Vuillermin, Hd Renz MD. The gut microbiota and inflammatory non-communicable diseases: Associations and potentials for gut microbiota therapies. Under review (JACI) December 2014.

*H Harb, M Amarasekera, S Ashley3 MK. Tulic, PI Pfefferle, DP. Potaczek, H Renz, D Martino, DA. Kesper and SL. Prescott. Folate status as a modifier of epigenetic profile in human neonatal CD4+ T cells. Submitted

*AR Tuck, SM Edwards, L Grzeskowiak, A Osei-Kumah, Z Saif, A Tai, SL Prescott, MK Tulic, R Saffery, VL Clifton Distinct sex-specific gene expression changes in the placenta in association with childhood allergy at 2 years. (Submission August 2014)

RC Huang, SL Prescott, KM Godfrey, EA Davis. How to assess cardiometabolic risk in children in population studies – underpinning DOHaD birth cohort studies. Accepted J Nutrition Science Nov 2014

S Ashley, T  Dang, J  Koplin, D Martino and S Prescott Food for thought: Progress in understanding the causes and mechanisms of food allergy. Current Opinion in Allergy & Clinical Immunology. Accepted February 2015

K  Rueter, SL Prescott and J Palmer. Nutritional approaches for the primary prevention of allergic disease: an update, Journal Paediatrics and Child Health, under review.

*D Martino, T Dang, A Sexton-Oates, SL Prescott, MK Tang, R Saffery, KA Allen Blood DNA methylation biomarkers predict clinical reactivity in food-sensitized infants. J  Allergy Clin Immunol accepted Dec 2014