Corinne Miceli-Richard

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A major challenge in human genetics is to devise a systematic strategy to integrate disease-associated variants with diverse genomic and biological data sets to provide insight into disease pathogenesis and guide drug discovery for complex traits such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Here we performed a genome-wide association study meta-analysis in a total of(More)
Sjögren's syndrome is a common autoimmune disease (affecting ∼0.7% of European Americans) that typically presents as keratoconjunctivitis sicca and xerostomia. Here we report results of a large-scale association study of Sjögren's syndrome. In addition to strong association within the human leukocyte antigen (HLA) region at 6p21 (Pmeta = 7.65 × 10(-114)),(More)
We investigated B-cell activating factor of the tumour necrosis factor family (BAFF) level in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs), monocytes and T cells from patients with primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS) and controls both ex vivo and in vitro after cytokine stimulation. PBMCs, monocytes and T cells were isolated from 15 patients with pSS and 17(More)
OBJECTIVE To update French Society for Rheumatology guidelines regarding the use of tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFalpha) antagonists for treating patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) or psoriatic arthritis (PsA). METHODS We used the method recommended by Shekelle et al. to update the original recommendations: a limited group of experts selected the(More)
INTRODUCTION Little is known about systemic B-cell activation in early rheumatoid arthritis (RA). We therefore evaluated the serum levels of markers of B-cell activation in patients included in the ESPOIR early arthritis cohort. METHODS In the ESPOIR early arthritis cohort (at least 2 swollen joints for more than 6 weeks but less than 6 months), 710(More)
B cell activating factor (BAFF) plays a key role in promoting B lymphocyte activation. We investigated whether danger signals induce BAFF secretion by cultured salivary gland epithelial cells (SGEC), which are the target of primary Sjögren's syndrome, a prototypic systemic autoimmune disease. SGEC cultures were established from minor salivary glands(More)
BACKGROUND There is a need for biomarkers that can predict anti-tumour necrosis factor (anti-TNF) treatment outcome in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Several studies have suggested that the rare A allele of the tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNFA) -308G-->A polymorphism could be associated with a poorer response to anti-TNF therapy. Nevertheless,(More)
BACKGROUND The recommendations for detecting latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) before antitumour necrosis factor (anti-TNF) therapy are based on the tuberculin skin test (TST), which lacks both specificity and sensitivity and can lead to unnecessary treatment with antibiotics. A study was undertaken to investigate the effect of replacing TST with(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the prevalence and clinical and immunological significance of anticentromere antibodies (ACA) in patients with primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS). METHODS We retrospectively investigated the prevalence of ACA in patients with SS. We compared ACA-positive SS patients with ACA-negative pSS patients. RESULTS The prevalence of ACA among(More)