Confirmation of an Association Between rs6822844 at the IL2-IL21 Region and Multiple Autoimmune Diseases

Maiti A. K. , Kim-Howard X., Viswanathan P., Guillen L., Rojas-Villarraga A., Deshmukh H., ...Daha Fazla

ARTHRITIS AND RHEUMATISM, cilt.62, sa.2, ss.323-329, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 62 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1002/art.27222
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.323-329


Objective. Autoimmune diseases often have susceptibility genes in common, indicating similar molecular mechanisms. Increasing evidence suggests that rs6822844 at the IL2-IL21 region is strongly associated with multiple autoimmune diseases in individuals of European descent. This study was undertaken to attempt to replicate the association between rs6822844 and 6 different immune-mediated diseases in non-European populations, and to perform disease-specific and overall meta-analyses using data from previously published studies.