[Development of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease correlates with mini- and microsatellite locus instability].

Allele distribution at a highly polymorphic minisatellite adjacent to the c-Hras1 gene as well as deletions of microsatellite markers, D3S966, D3S1298, D9S171, and a microsatellite within p53 gene, were examined in bronchial epithelium specimens obtained from 53 chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients and healthy donors. A higher frequency of… CONTINUE READING