Polymorphisms of aquaporin5 gene in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in a Chinese population.

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BACKGROUND Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major cause of chronic morbidity and mortality. It is influenced by both environmental and genetic factors. Aquaporin5 plays a critical role in the maintenance of normal lung water homeostasis. We investigated whether polymorphisms in the gene aquaporin5 had any bearing on individual… (More)

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