• Genetics of Sputum Gene Expression in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 

      Qiu, Weiliang; Cho, Michael H.; Riley, John H.; Anderson, Wayne H.; Singh, Dave; Bakke, Per; Gulsvik, Amund; Litonjua, Augusto A.; Lomas, David A.; Crapo, James D.; Beaty, Terri H.; Celli, Bartolome R.; Rennard, Stephen I.; Tal-Singer, Ruth; Fox, Steven M.; Silverman, Edwin K.; Hersh, Craig P. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2011-09-16)
      Previous expression quantitative trait loci (eQTL) studies have performed genetic association studies for gene expression, but most of these studies examined lymphoblastoid cell lines from non-diseased individuals. We ...
    • A genome-wide association study in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): Identification of two major susceptibility loci 

      Pillai, Sreekumar G.; Ge, Dongliang; Zhu, Guohua; Kong, Xiangyang; Shianna, Kevin V.; Need, Anna C.; Feng, Sheng; Hersh, Craig P.; Bakke, Per S.; Gulsvik, Amund; Ruppert, Andreas; Carlsen, Karin Cecilie Lødrup; Roses, Allen; Anderson, Wayne; Rennard, Stephen I.; Lomas, David A.; Silverman, Edwin K.; Goldstein, David B. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2009-03-20)
      There is considerable variability in the susceptibility of smokers to develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The only known genetic risk factor is severe deficiency of α1-antitrypsin, which is present in ...
    • Persistent Systemic Inflammation is Associated with Poor Clinical Outcomes in COPD: A Novel Phenotype 

      Agustí, Alvar; Edwards, Lisa D.; Rennard, Stephen I.; MacNee, William; Tal-Singer, Ruth; Bakke, Per; ECLIPSE (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2012-05-18)
      Background: Because chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a heterogeneous condition, the identification of specific clinical phenotypes is key to developing more effective therapies. To explore if the persistence ...