Can epigenetic changes cause COPD? Canaries in the coal mines

Posted On 2014-06-11 15:13:55

COPD is believed to be caused by toxic inhalation, but the biological mechanism of COPD development is poorly understood, and different mechanisms may be involved with different clinical presentations of what we call COPD. Genetic analysis of COPD patients’ genomes indicates that the development of COPD is associated with many different genes. What biological regulatory mechanism could explain this process of causing COPD?