PDCD1 polymorphisms are not associated with Takayasu's arteritis in Turkey


Direskeneli H., Tuna-Erdogan E., GÜNDÜZ F., Bandurska-Luque A., Alparslan B., Kebe M., ...More

CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RHEUMATOLOGY, vol.30, no.1, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Title of Journal : CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RHEUMATOLOGY

Abstract

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.