Alpha-antitrypsin genotypes in Korean patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

@article{Kim2005AlphaantitrypsinGI,
  title={Alpha-antitrypsin genotypes in Korean patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.},
  author={Cheol Hyeon Kim and J. I. Yim and C K Yoo and Choon Taek Lee and Young Whan Kim and Sung Koo Han and Young-soo Shim},
  journal={Respirology},
  year={2005},
  volume={10 2},
  pages={223-8}
}
OBJECTIVE Alpha1-antitrypsin (AAT) deficiency is a recognized susceptible factor for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in Western countries, but its importance in Korea is unclear. To date, no definitive case of alpha1-antitrypsin deficiency has been reported in Korea. This study aimed to clarify whether alpha1-antitrypsin deficiency exists and to determine the distribution of alpha1-antitrypsin alleles in the Korean population. METHODOLOGY The serum concentrations of alpha1… CONTINUE READING

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