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Susceptibility to chronic mucus hypersecretion, a genome wide association study
Background: Chronic mucus hypersecretion (CMH) is associated with an increased frequency of respiratory infections, excess lung function decline, and increased hospitalisation and mortality rates in the general population. ...
Investigation of complement component C4 copy number variation in human longevity
Genetic factors have been estimated to account for about 25% of the variation in an adult’s life span. The complement component C4 with the isotypes C4A and C4B is an effector protein of the immune system, and differences ...