CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RHEUMATOLOGY, vol.30, no.1, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI)
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CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RHEUMATOLOGY
Takayasu's arteritis, PDCD1, programmed cell death, RHEUMATOID-ARTHRITIS, GENE POLYMORPHISM, ANKYLOSING-SPONDYLITIS, SUSCEPTIBILITY, CELLS, PD-1, EXPRESSION, DISEASE, ALLELE, TISSUE
Objectives. Takayasu's arteritis (TA) is a chronic arterial inflammation of unknown etiology involving mainly the aorta and its major branches. Based on the associations of programmed death-1 (PD-1) protein encoding gene (PDCD1) with connective tissue diseases and vasculitides, PDCD1 polymorphisms are studied for susceptibility to TA in this study.