What is Asthma?
There are more than five chromosomal regions linked with asthma. The relative roles of genes at these locations are not clear, but genes on chromosome 5 and chromosome 20 are promising areas for investigation. Asthma is a chronic lung disease that causes the lining of a person's airways to swell, tighten and inflame when exposed to different irritants or triggers.
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15400. Chromosome 5: genes involved in asthma and other allergies, Matt Ridley
Matt Ridley talks about chromosome 5, genes involved in asthma and other allergies
15706. Philadelphia chromosome
A mutation that gives rise to the Philadelphia chromosome gives rise to leukemia.
15313. A unique cluster of genes, Jim Kent
Jim Kent talks about a unique cluster of genes.
15994. The chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) mutation
View the animation to learn about the Philadelphia chromosome, the abnormal chromosome that causes chronic myeloid leukemia.
1170. COMT and Schizophrenia Research
Professor Daniel Weinberger discusses evidence from a number of areas of research that marks COMT as a candidate gene for schizophrenia.
1012. Diagnosis, Targeted therapies: Targeting activators
In this section learn that tyrosine kinases are a family of activator proteins that trigger the cell signaling process leading to cell growth and division.
15933. What is Alzheimer disease?
Alzheimer disease (AD) has been linked with mutations in four genes that are situated on chromosomes 1, 14, 19 and 21.
15934. What causes Alzheimer disease?
Alzheimer disease (AD) has been linked with mutations in four genes that are situated on chromosomes 1, 14, 19 and 21
15606. Y chromosome
The Y chromosome.
15415. Chromosome 20: gene for adenosine deaminase, Matt Ridley
Matt Ridley talks about chromosome 20, gene for adenosine deaminase.