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Epigenetic Gene Silencing Held as Cause for Fatal Lung Vascular Disease

Filed under: Hypertension — Medindia Health News June 10, 2010 @ 3:37 am
image Recent American research suggests that epigenetic gene silencing may be the key to pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), a fatal lung vascular disease. PAH, a syndrome characterized by gradual blockage of blood vessels in the lungs, has been linked to genetic causes in a small percentage of patients. But University of Chicago researchers have now found that a form of epigenetics - the modification of gene expression - causes the disease in an animal model and could con...

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