Genetic control of ventilation: What are we learning from murine models?

Clarke G. Tankersley

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Advances in human and mouse genomes are revolutionizing research in lung biology and pulmonary medicine. Genomic strategies are available that link functional variation to molecular structure, and these approaches are currently being applied to the study of ventilatory control mechanisms. In this review, the author discusses the functional data obtained from inbred murine models in which genetic mutations and polymorphisms play a role in altered breathing. At the conclusion of this review, the author emphasizes the relatively small number of studies that have incorporated the use of genomics to link differential ventilatory function to molecular structure. Curr Opin Pulm Med 1999, 5:344-348

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)344-348
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent opinion in pulmonary medicine
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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