Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. 1: Susceptibility factors for COPD the genotype-environment interaction

Sandford, A. J.; Silverman, E. K.
August 2002
Thorax;Aug2002, Vol. 57 Issue 8, p736
Academic Journal
journal article
Genetic factors including alpha(1)-antitrypsin deficiency are important in COPD. Candidate gene association studies in COPD are reviewed. Efforts to identify interactions between genetic factors and environmental determinants such as smoking may lead to improved understanding of the pathogenesis of the disease.


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