Variant of TYR and autoimmunity susceptibility loci in generalized vitiligo by Jin Ying, Birlea Stanca A, Fain Pamela R, Gowan Katherine, Riccardi Sheri L, Holland Paulene J, Mailloux Christina M, Sufit Alexandra J D, Hutton Saunie M, Amadi-Myers Anita, Bennett Dorothy C, Wallace Margaret R, McCormack Wayne T, Kemp E Helen, Gawkrodger David J, Weetman Anthony P, Picardo Mauro, Leone Giovanni, Taïeb Alain, Jouary Thomas, Ezzedine Khaled, van Geel Nanny, Lambert Jo, Overbeck Andreas, Spritz Richard A in The New England journal of medicine (2010). PubMed

Abstract

Generalized vitiligo is an autoimmune disease characterized by melanocyte loss, which results in patchy depigmentation of skin and hair, and is associated with an elevated risk of other autoimmune diseases.

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