Association between TNFA polymorphism and the development of asthma in the Japanese population.


Tumor necrosis factor (TNF) is a proinflammatory cytokine that participates in the inflammatory reaction in patients with asthma. The TNFA and TNFB genes, which encode TNF-alpha and TNF-beta, respectively, are located within the region encoding the human major histocompatibility complex on chromosome 6p21.3, which showed linkage to atopic asthma in our… (More)


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