Molecular Approaches to Human Polygenic Disease - Ciba Foundation Symposium (Hardback)CIBA Foundation Symposium (author)
Hardback 284 Pages / Published: 23/09/1987
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Many common human diseases have a multifactorial origin: they are influenced by a person's genetic predisposition as well as by factors in the environment. This volume deals with the application of recombinant DNA techniques to the identification of diseases that have more than one inherited component. The polygenic factors responsible for coronary atherosclerosis provide a focus for this international symposium. Candidate genes are considered for apolipoproteins, low density lipoprotein receptors and various enzymes that influence coronary heart disease. Several other disorders having a polygenic origin are also discussed. These include hypertension, diabetes mellitus, psychiatric diseases and autoimmune (HLA-related) disorders. Problems raised by the study of different families or different populations are mentioned, as well as the possibility of applying molecular techniques to disease prevention - for example, through gene therapy. Some of the ethical issues that relate to human gene mapping are briefly explored.
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Number of pages: 284
Weight: 575 g
Dimensions: 254 x 134 x 22 mm
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