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Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2011 Jul;8(7):2747-57. doi: 10.3390/ijerph8072747. Epub 2011 Jun 30.

Genetic risk for alcoholic chronic pancreatitis.

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Department of Gastroenterology, School of Medicine, University of São Paulo, São Paulo 05403-000, Brazil. marianges.costa@gmail.com

Abstract

In recent years many studies have examined the genetic predisposition to pancreatic diseases. Pancreatic disease of an alcoholic etiology was determined to be a multi-factorial disease, where environmental factors interact with the genetic profile of the individual. In this review we discuss the main results from studies examining the frequency of genetic mutations in alcoholic chronic pancreatitis.

KEYWORDS:

alcoholism; cationic trypsinogen; chymotrypsin C; cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator; genetics; pancreatic diseases; serine protease inhibitor kazal type 1

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21845156
PMCID:
PMC3155327
DOI:
10.3390/ijerph8072747
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