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Antitrypsin (AAT) Deficiency-α1

  1. Diane W Cox

Published Online: 27 JAN 2006

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0006101



How to Cite

Cox, D. W. 2006. Antitrypsin (AAT) Deficiency-α1. eLS. .

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  1. University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 JAN 2006


Alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency is one of the more common metabolic disorders, and is usually associated with one common gene mutation. The deficiency results in increased susceptibility to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and liver disease, both in childhood and adult life.


  • serine proteinase inhibitor;
  • serpin;
  • emphysema;
  • liver disease, PI types, lung