α(1)-antitrypsin deficiency and inflammation.

Abstract

α(1)-antitrypsin deficiency is an autosomal recessive disorder that results from point mutations in the SERPINA1 gene. The Z mutation (Glu342Lys) accounts for the majority of cases of severe α(1)-antitrypsin deficiency. It causes the protein to misfold into ordered polymers that accumulate within the endoplasmic reticulum of hepatocytes. It is these… (More)
DOI: 10.1586/eci.10.95

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