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, 96 (4), 699-711

Genes and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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Genes and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Marilyn G Foreman et al. Med Clin North Am.

Abstract

Although much remains to be done, recent advances and the advent of new methodologies are promising and should yield increased understanding of the genetic and epigenetic mechanisms influencing the pathogenesis of COPD, both related and unrelated to severe AAT deficiency. Such understanding should ultimately be translated into novel approaches to prevent, diagnose, and treat COPD.

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