STAT4 and the risk of rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus by Remmers Elaine F, Plenge Robert M, Lee Annette T, Graham Robert R, Hom Geoffrey, Behrens Timothy W, de Bakker Paul I W, Le Julie M, Lee Hye-Soon, Batliwalla Franak, Li Wentian, Masters Seth L, Booty Matthew G, Carulli John P, Padyukov Leonid, Alfredsson Lars, Klareskog Lars, Chen Wei V, Amos Christopher I, Criswell Lindsey A, Seldin Michael F, Kastner Daniel L, Gregersen Peter K in The New England journal of medicine (2007). PubMed

Abstract

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease with a substantial genetic component. Susceptibility to disease has been linked with a region on chromosome 2q.

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