Antitrypsin (AAT) Deficiency-α1
Published Online: 27 JAN 2006
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How to Cite
Cox, D. W. 2006. Antitrypsin (AAT) Deficiency-α1. eLS.
- 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;
- liver disease, PI types, lung