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Transforming growth factor-β1 genotype and susceptibility to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  1. L Wu,
  2. J Chau,
  3. R P Young,
  4. V Pokorny,
  5. G D Mills,
  6. R Hopkins,
  7. L McLean,
  8. P N Black

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    Background: Only a few long term smokers develop symptomatic chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and this may be due, at least in part, to genetic susceptibility to the disease. Transforming growth factor β1 (TGF-β1) has a number of actions that make it a candidate for a role …

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