Chinese IPF Patients More Likely to Have Disease-causing Gene Variants

Chinese IPF Patients More Likely to Have Disease-causing Gene Variants

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Chinese IPF Patients More Likely to Have Disease-causing Gene Variants

A set of rare, disease-causing variants in genes that help control both the body’s immune response and cell adhesion — the process by which cells form connections with other cells or their environment — were found to be more common in China in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) than in healthy people. According to investigators, the discovery of these gene variants may help explain the reason why some signaling cascades involved in the control…

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