A retrospective collaboration on chromosome 5 by the International Consortium on Asthma Genetics (COAG)


Palmer, L.J., Lonjou, C., Barnes, K., Chen, H., Cookson, W.O.C.M., Deichmann, K.A., Holloway, J.W., Laitinen, T., Wjst, M. and Morton, N.E. (2001) A retrospective collaboration on chromosome 5 by the International Consortium on Asthma Genetics (COAG). Clinical and Experimental Allergy, 31, (1), 152-154. (doi:10.1046/j.1365-2222.2001.01040.x).

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Asthma is the most common chronic childhood disease in developed nations [ 1], affecting more than 155 million individuals. The cost of treating the disease in the USA alone approximates 6 billion dollars per annum [ 2]. Asthma is a complex disease that has proven extremely difficult to dissect genetically [ 3]. Considerable effort is currently being expended in attempts to detect genetic loci contributing to asthma susceptibility [ 4–7], with the ultimate goal of improving preventive strategies, diagnostic tools and therapies. However, no specific major gene exhibiting functional effects has been mapped to date.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0954-7894 (print)
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Subjects: R Medicine > RB Pathology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH426 Genetics
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Medicine > Human Genetics
ePrint ID: 24890
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2006
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:13
Contact Email Address: j.w.holloway@soton.ac.uk
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/24890

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