A functionally relevant IRF5 haplotype is associated with reduced risk to Wegener's granulomatosis.
Bochum, Germany. In J Mol Med (berl), 2010
Thereof, we have evaluated the relevance of the most promising ones in WG. 22 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) within or in the vicinity of CCL21, CD40, CDK6, IL21, IL2RB, IRF5, KIF5A, KLF12, MMEL1, PRKCQ, STAT4, TNFAIP3, and TRAF1/C5 have been genotyped in >600 German WG cases and >800 matched controls.