Genetics of Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Genetics of Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

by Dirkje S. Postma
     
 

Exploring new pathways for the development of pharmacological agents and methods for disease intervention, this source includes chapters on genetic epidemiology, techniques in statistical analysis, and the use of animal models for the study of airway disease genetics presents the results of recent linkage and association studies and epigenetic and environmental

Overview

Exploring new pathways for the development of pharmacological agents and methods for disease intervention, this source includes chapters on genetic epidemiology, techniques in statistical analysis, and the use of animal models for the study of airway disease genetics presents the results of recent linkage and association studies and epigenetic and environmental influences, and considers their impact on the future management of asthma and COPD considers the development of proteomic strategies to possibly detect relevant proteins in disease development and progression weighs the possibility that both asthma and COPD have common genetic origins and may represent different expressions of a similar disease process Responding to the substantial growth that has taken place in the field over the past decade, this reference provides an in-depth overview of current thought on the genetics and genomics of asthma and COPD in relation to their pathogenesis and treatment. With contributions by an esteemed team of international authorities on the topic, this source spans the latest developments in the utilization of microarray techniques, linkage and association studies, mapping strategies, comparative genetics, microarray techniques, proteomics, and pharmacogenomics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780849369667
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/01/2006
Series:
Lung Biology in Health and Disease Series
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

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