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The angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) has been implicated in the pathophysiology of sarcoidosis. Serum ACE levels in normal and sarcoidosis patients are influenced by an insertion (I)/deletion (D) polymorphism in the ACE gene. To elucidate the role of this ACE gene polymorphism in sarcoidosis, we conducted a case-control study in African Americans and(More)
The pathogenesis of sarcoidosis, a multisystem granulomatous disorder, is mediated through immunoregulatory pathways. While sarcoidosis clusters in families, inherited risk factors remain undefined. In search of possible sarcoidosis susceptibility genes, we examined anonymous polymorphic genetic markers tightly linked to six different candidate gene regions(More)
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