The impact of smoking on clinical features of Behcet's disease patients with glutathione S-transferase polymorphisms


ÖZER H. T. E. , Gunesacar R., DİNKÇİ S. , Ozbalkan Z., YILDIZ F., ERKEN E.

CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RHEUMATOLOGY, vol.30, no.3, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Title of Journal : CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RHEUMATOLOGY

Abstract

Objective. Various cancer studies have suggested that polymorphism of GSTM1 may influence the ability to detoxify chemicals in. cigarette smoke. In the present study the effect of smoking on clinical features of Behcet's disease were investigated in patients having GST-M1 and/or -T1 null polymorphisms.