Genomic approaches to research in pulmonary hypertension

Mark W. Geraci, Bifeng Gao, Yasushi Hoshikawa, Michael E. Yeager, Rubin M. Tuder, Norbert F. Voelkel

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Genomics, or the study of genes and their function, is a burgeoning field with many new technologies. In the present review, we explore the application of genomic approaches to the study of pulmonary hypertension (PH). Candidate genes, important to the pathobiology of the disease, have been investigated. Rodent models enable the manipulation of selected genes, either by transgenesis or targeted disruption. Mutational analysis of genes in the transforming growth factor-β family have proven pivotal in both familial and sporadic forms of primary PH. Finally, microarray gene expression analysis is a robust molecular tool to aid in delineating the pathobiology of this disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)210-215
Number of pages6
JournalRespiratory Research
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2001


  • Genetic mutation
  • Knockout mouse
  • Microarray
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Transgenic mouse

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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