Transcriptional downregulation of the lactase (LCT) gene during childhood

Rasinperä, H.; Kuokkanen, M.; Kolho, K. -L.; Lindahl, H.; Enattah, N. S.; Savilahti, E.; Orpana, A.; Järvelä, I.
November 2005
Gut;Nov2005, Vol. 54 Issue 11, p1660
Academic Journal
Presents a letter to the editor about transcriptional down-regulation of the lactase gene during childhood.


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