Antitrypsin and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease among Japanese American men

A. Roberts, A. Kagan, George Rhoads, J. A. Pierce, R. M. Bruce

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Abstract

A total of 161 patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) plus 100 control subjects (identified during a study of heart disease in 6,860 Japanese-American men aged 52 to 75 years who were residing in Hawaii) were analyzed for phenotype in search of the antitrypsin gene Z, which has been shown to be associated with pulmonary emphysema in other racial groups. No carriers of the Z gene were found, and the question of whether the rarity or absence of this gene relates to a low frequency of COPD among Japanese-Americans is reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)489-491
Number of pages3
JournalUnknown Journal
Volume72
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1977

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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    Roberts, A., Kagan, A., Rhoads, G., Pierce, J. A., & Bruce, R. M. (1977). Antitrypsin and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease among Japanese American men. Unknown Journal, 72(4), 489-491. https://doi.org/10.1378/chest.72.4.489