Identification of novel genetic susceptibility loci in African American lupus patients in a candidate gene association study.
Oklahoma City, United States. In Arthritis Rheum, 2011
The loci examined included PTPN22, FCGR2A, TNFSF4, STAT4, CTLA4, PDCD1, PXK, BANK1, MSH5 (HLA region), CFB (HLA region), C8orf13-BLK region, MBL2, KIAA1542, ITGAM, and MECP2/IRAK1.
Association of a functional IRF7 variant with systemic lupus erythematosus.
Shanghai, China. In Arthritis Rheum, 2011
OBJECTIVE: A previous genome-wide association study conducted in a population of European ancestry identified rs4963128, a KIAA1542 single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) 23 kb telomeric to IRF7 (the gene for interferon regulatory factor 7 [IRF-7]), to be strongly associated with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).