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Very interesting addition

Posted by agonzalez1 on 13 Dec 2011 at 12:41 GMT

We observed that SLE shares the largest number of loci with RA (FAM167A/BLK, IRF5/TNP03, and STAT4). It is noteworthy that SLE appears isolated from the other ADs

This very exhaustive and nice work is a welcomed addition that puts limits to the sharing of genetic factors between different autoimmune diseases. This has been a so dominant theme that any result questioning it has been received with skepticism. This was the case with a work we did two years ago ( that is now vindicated in this larger and more comprehensive study.

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