Genetic determinants of C-reactive protein in COPD.

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is associated with a systemic inflammatory state, marked by elevations in serum inflammatory markers including C-reactive protein (CRP). The present study sought to determine epidemiological predictors of CRP levels, to estimate the genetic influence on CRP levels, and to identify genetic variants that affect CRP… (More)

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@article{Hersh2006GeneticDO, title={Genetic determinants of C-reactive protein in COPD.}, author={Craig P. Hersh and David T. Miller and D. J. Kwiatkowski and Edwin K. Silverman}, journal={The European respiratory journal}, year={2006}, volume={28 6}, pages={1156-62} }