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Genetic Implications in COPD. The Current Knowledge

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a multifactorial disease in the pathogenesis of which contributes a variety of causative factors including genetic and environmental ones. They may also be interactions of genetic susceptibilities and environmental influences. Towards to that in the pathogenesis of the disease except smoking, it seems to have a great impact the genetic predisposition of the individuals suffering from that serious progressive disease. Regarding to these observations and findings very interesting studies have been conducted in order to elucidate the implications of different genes, and their polymorphisms in disease aetiology. This is a review which elucidates the impact of genetic susceptibility in COPD.

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I. Sotiriou and D. Makris, "Genetic Implications in COPD. The Current Knowledge," Open Journal of Respiratory Diseases, Vol. 3 No. 2, 2013, pp. 52-62. doi: 10.4236/ojrd.2013.32009.

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