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Genetic variants near TNFAIP3 on 6q23 are associated with systemic lupus erythematosus.

Publication TypeJournal Article
AuthorsGraham, RR, Cotsapas C., Davies L., Hackett R., Lessard CJ, Leon JM, Burtt NP, Guiducci C., Parkin M., Gates C., Plenge RM, Behrens TW, Wither JE, Rioux JD, Fortin PR, Graham DC, Wong AK, Vyse TJ, Daly M. J., Altshuler D., Moser KL, and Gaffney PM
AbstractSystemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease influenced by genetic and environmental factors. We carried out a genome-wide association scan and replication study and found an association between SLE and a variant in TNFAIP3 (rs5029939, meta-analysis P = 2.89 x 10(-12), OR = 2.29). We also found evidence of two independent signals near TNFAIP3 associated with SLE, including one previously associated with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). These results establish that variants near TNFAIP3 contribute to differential risk of SLE and RA.
Year of Publication2008
JournalNature genetics
Date Published (YYYY/MM/DD)2008/09/01
ISSN Number1061-4036