Genotype and phenotype in susceptibility to coal workers' pneumoconiosis. the use of cytokines in perspective.

@article{Borm2001GenotypeAP,
  title={Genotype and phenotype in susceptibility to coal workers' pneumoconiosis. the use of cytokines in perspective.},
  author={Paul J A Borm and Roel P F Schins},
  journal={The European respiratory journal. Supplement},
  year={2001},
  volume={32},
  pages={127s-133s}
}
The readily available technique of screening for gene polymorphisms could be used to explain inter-individual variability in a classic occupational interstitial lung disease, such as coal workers' pneumoconiosis (CWP). The objective of this paper is to describe candidate genes selected from the wide pool of cytokines and growth factors, and to discuss the applications and pitfalls when using them as biomarkers for susceptibility to CWP. The selection of candidate genes is mainly based on… CONTINUE READING