Chung Jen Chen

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A genomic region on distal mouse chromosome 1 and its syntenic human counterpart 1q23-42 show strong evidence of harboring lupus susceptibility genes. We found evidence of linkage at 1q32.2 in a targeted genome scan of 1q21-43 in 126 lupus multiplex families containing 151 affected sibpairs (nonparametric linkage score 2.52, P = 0.006). A positional(More)
OBJECTIVE A fully complexed HLA-B27 molecule consists of a heavy chain, a peptide, and beta2-microglobulin (beta2m). The heavy chain can also exist free of beta2m. It has been proposed from animal and in vitro experiments that the free heavy chain is responsible for disease. We wanted to determine the following for patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS):(More)
OBJECTIVE The prevalence of gout and hyperuricemia in Taiwanese aborigines is remarkably high. Although previous studies have failed to find evidence of a major gene responsible for gout, the disease is thought to involve genetic predisposition. We sought to determine whether genetic factors for familial gout exist among Taiwanese aborigines, and, if so,(More)
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