Genetic Variants of Surfactant Proteins A, B, C, and D in Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia

@inproceedings{Pavlovi2006GeneticVO,
  title={Genetic Variants of Surfactant Proteins A, B, C, and D in Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia},
  author={Jelena Pavlovi{\'c} and Costas Papagaroufalis and Marietta Xanthou and Wei Liu and Ruzong Fan and N. J. W. Thomas and Ioanna Apostolidou and Eugenia Papathoma and E. Megaloyianni and Susan L. Diangelo and Joanna Floros},
  booktitle={Disease markers},
  year={2006}
}
BPD_28D (O2 dependency at 28 days of life) and BPD_36W (O2 dependency at 36 wks post-menstrual age) are diseases of prematurely born infants exposed to mechanical ventilation and/or oxygen supplementation. In order to determine whether genetic variants of surfactant proteins (SPs-A, B, C, and D) and SP-B-linked microsatellite markers are risk factors in BPD, we performed a family based association study using a Greek study group of 71 neonates (<30 wks gestational age) from 60 families with, 52… CONTINUE READING