An understanding of the genetic basis of asthma

Bijanzadeh, M. and Mahesh, P. A. and Ramachandra, N. B. (2011) An understanding of the genetic basis of asthma. INDIAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL RESEARCH, 134 (2). pp. 149-161. ISSN 0971-5916

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Asthma is the most common chronic childhood disease in developed nations and its prevalence has increased in the world over the last 25 years. It is a complex disease with both genetic and environmental risk factors. Asthma is caused by multiple interacting genes, some having a protective effect and others contributing to the disease pathogenesis, with each gene having its own tendency to be influenced by the environment. This article reviews the current state of the genetics of asthma in six categories, viz. epidemiology, management, aetiology, family and twin studies, segregation and linkage studies, and candidate genes and single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aetiology; asthma; linkage; prevalence; SNPs
Subjects: B Life Science > Zoology
Divisions: Department of > Zoology
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Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2019 13:44
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2019 13:44

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